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Auctions by Bowers and M erena i Box 1224 • Wolfeboro, NH 03894 

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Lot 1405 
1804 MS-61 Eagle 
$23,650 



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Lot 1288 
1795 Draped Bust 
Silver Dollar 
$6,380 



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Lot 1381 
1834 Proof-62 
Half Eagle 
$24,200 


Lot 

Price 

Lot 

-4-^- 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

1 

341.00 

49 

6050.00 

96 

82.50 

147 

880.00 

196 

660.00 

248 

143.00 

299 

467.50 

349 

880.00 

402 

1100.00 

460 

550.00 

2 

220.00 

50 

1430.00 

97 

1100.00 

148 

577.50 

197 

467.50 

249 

770.00 

300 

423.50 

350 

880.00 

404 

1980.00 

461 

385.00 

3 

264.00 

51 

2145.00 

98 

660.00 

149 

605.00 

198 

825.00 

250 

1760.00 

301 

550.00 

351 

550.00 

405 

467.50 

462 

412.50 

4 

242.00 

52 

495.00 

99 

825.00 

150 

495.00 

199 

440.00 

252 

110.00 

302 

770.00 

352 

880.00 

406 

495.00 

463 

330.00 

5 

99.00 

53 

1760.00 

100 

3080.00 

151 

247.50 

200 

715.00 

253 

88.00 

303 

825.00 

353 

825.00 

408 

412.50 

465 

440.00 

6 

440.00 

54 

550.00 

101 

660.00 

152 

1100.00 

201 

660.00 

254 

1265.00 

304 

440.00 

354 

990.00 

409 

302.50 

466 

495.00 

7 

660.00 

55 

1072.50 

102 

357.50 

153 

1265.00 

203 

990.00 

255 

330.00 

305 

550.00 

355 

770.00 

411 

1045.00 

467 

302.50 

8 

550.00 

56 

412.50 

103 

412.50 

154 

715.00 

205 

577.50 

256 

137.50 

306 

1045.00 

356 

436.70 

412 

357.50 

468 

302.50 

9 

275.00 

57 

352.00 

104 

962.50 

155 

192.50 

206 

385.00 

257 

660.00 

307 

605.00 

357 

990.00 

413 

71.50 

469 

467.50 

10 

220.00 

58 

715.00 

105 

176.00 

156 

1045.00 

207 

1760.00 

258 

1210.00 

308 

852.50 

358 

990.00 

414 

1705.00 

471 

522.50 

11 

412.50 

59 

522.50 

106 

2200.00 

157 

880.00 

208 

990.00 

259 

247.50 

309 

660.00 

359 

1430.00 

415 

770.00 

474 

522.50 

12 

825.00 

60 

302.50 

107 

1870.00 

158 

550.00 

209 

330.00 

260 

418.00 

310 

495.00 

360 

1870.00 

416 

330.00 

475 

495.00 

13 

2310.00 

61 

880.00 

108 

247.50 

159 

302.50 

213 

1650.00 

261 

357.50 

311 

605.00 

361 

2530.00 

417 

165.00 

476 

264.00 

14 

495.00 

62 

247.50 

109 

286.00 

160 

203.50 

214 

605.00 

262 

495.00 

312 

418.00 

362 

192.50 

418 

825.00 

477 

357.50 

15 

539.00 

63 

605.00 

110 

1925.00 

161 

165.00 

215 

495.00 

263 

357.50 

313 

445.50 

363 

660.00 

419 

2420.00 

478 

330.00 

16 

357.50 

64 

357.50 

111 

275.00 

162 

550.00 

216 

495.00 

264 

880.00 

314 

467.50 

364 

1650.00 

421 

2200.00 

479 

605.00 

17 

440.00 

65 

407.00 

112 

275.00 

163 

539.00 

217 

385.00 

265 

357.50 

315 

440.00 

366 

770.00 

422 

1705.00 

480 

467.50 

18 

484.00 

66 

1870.00 

113 

1100.00 

164 

330.00 

218 

605.00 

267 

110.00 

316 

687.50 

367 

1540.00 

423 

198.00 

481 

357.50 

19 

440.00 

67 

605.00 

114 

82.50 

165 

467.50 

219 

1100.00 

268 

82.50 

317 

555.50 

368 

357.50 

425 

1595.00 

482 

440.00 

20 

374.00 

68 

440.00 

115 

412.50 

166 

440.00 

220 

660.00 

269 

660.00 

318 

605.00 

369 

357.50 

426 

550.00 

483 

440.00 

21 

495.00 

69 

770.00 

116 

605.00 

167 

330.00 

221 

770.00 

270 

269.50 

319 

467.50 

370 

440.00 

427 

412.50 

484 

385.00 

22 

825.00 

70 

302.50 

117 

797.50 

168 

412.50 

222 

192.50 

271 

110.00 

320 

467.50 

371 

1100.00 

428 

770.00 

486 

935.00 

23 

467.50 

71 

660.00 

118 

143.00 

169 

302.50 

223 

550.00 

273 

550.00 

321 

715.00 

372 

247.50 

429 

275.00 

488 

687.50 

24 

275.00 

72 

605.00 

119 

2860.00 

170 

220.00 

224 

440.00 

274 

220.00 

322 

467.50 

373 

847.00 

430 

1320.00 

489 

660.00 

25 

247.50 

73 

154.00 

120 

1760.00 

171 

880.00 

225 

880.00 

275 

522.50 

323 

110.00 

374 

330.00 

431 

412.50 

490 

5500.00 

26 

247.50 

74 

192.50 

121 

1210.00 

173 

440.00 

226 

550.00 

276 

275.00 

324 

4840.00 

375 

324.50 

432 

660.00 

491 

550.00 

27 

137.50 

75 

522.50 

122 

550.00 

174 

302.50 

227 

220.00 

277 

1760.00 

325 

495.00 

376 

660.00 

433 

148.50 

492 

1100.00 

28 

385.00 

76 

264.00 

123 

506.00 

175 

467.50 

228 

880.00 

278 

330.00 

326 

440.00 

377 

440.00 

434 

605.00 

493 

247.50 

29 

605.00 

77 

220.00 

124 

522.50 

176 

440.00 

229 

330.00 

279 

550.00 

327 

440.00 

378 

577.50 

435 

302.50 

495 

297.00 

30 

357.50 

78 

550.00 

125 

396.00 

177 

1100.00 

230 

247.50 

280 

330.00 

328 

880.00 

379 

1870.00 

436 

1760.00 

496 

550.00 

31 

880.00 

79 

154.00 

126 

187.00 

178 

440.00 

231 

770.00 

281 

330.00 

329 

385.00 

380 

302.50 

437 

412.50 

497 

220.00 

32 

1540.00 

80 

1430.00 

127 

209.00 

179 

467.50 

232 

165.00 

282 

522.50 

330 

825.00 

381 

522.50 

439 

440.00 

498 

1485.00 

33 

1320.00 

81 

495.00 

128 

935.00 

180 

550.00 

233 

357.50 

283 

660.00 

332 

990.00 

382 

715.00 

440 

2090.00 

500 

220.00 

34 

1320.00 

82 

2420.00 

129 

440.00 

181 

632.50 

234 

550.00 

284 

220.00 

333 

495.00 

383 

687.50 

441 

660.00 

501 

825.00 

35 

550.00 

83 

742.50 

130 

330.00 

182 

825.00 

235 

1650.00 

286 

550.00 

335 

357.50 

384 

990.00 

443 

1540.00 

503 

467.50 

37 

770.00 

84 

1870.00 

131 

440.00 

183 

605.00 

236 

880.00 

287 

1100.00 

336 

132.00 

386 

357.50 

444 

275.00 

504 

346.50 

38 

742.50 

85 

1210.00 

132 

302.50 

184 

825.00 

237 

302.50 

288 

660.00 

337 

88.00 

387 

220.00 

445 

330.00 

505 

330.00 

39 

357.50 

86 

880.00 

137 

467.50 

185 

357.50 

238 

467.50 

289 

2090.00 

338 

1320.00 

388 

192.50 

447 

2530.00 

507 

605.00 

40 

715.00 

87 

522.50 

138 

1320.00 

186 

275.00 

239 

1155.00 

290 

1100.00 

339 

605.00 

389 

302.50 

449 

797.50 

508 

770.00 

41 

1760.00 

88 

605.00 

139 

275.00 

187 

715.00 

240 

1210.00 

291 

550.00 

341 

77.00 

391 

247.50 

451 

440.00 

510 

605.00 

42 

192.50 

89 

693.00 

140 

275.00 

189 

495.00 

241 

192.50 

292 

605.00 

342 

302.50 

392 

1540.00 

452 

385.00 

511 

770.00 

43 

396.00 

90 

99.00 

141 

715.00 

190 

330.00 

242 

1155.00 

293 

495.00 

343 

220.00 

393 

1320.00 

453 

330.00 

512 

412.50 

44 

357.50 

91 

440.00 

142 

605.00 

191 

165.00 

243 

770.00 

294 

605.00 

344 

181.50 

394 

165.00 

455 

275.00 

513 

357.50 

45 

742.50 

92 

440.00 

143 

715.00 

192 

440.00 

244 

330.00 

295 

385.00 

345 

935.00 

397 

907.50 

456 

302.50 

514 

302.50 

46 

7040.00 

93 

3740.00 

144 

330.00 

193 

632.50 

245 

286.00 

296 

451.00 

346 

1320.00 

399 

880.00 

457 

495.00 

515 

632.50 

47 

825.00 

94 

3025.00 

145 

605.00 

194 

687.50 

246 

247.50 

297 

1320.00 

347 

440.00 

400 

660.00 

458 

346.50 

516 

605.00 

48 

1540.00 

95 

440.00 

146 

302.50 

195 

605.00 

247 

605.00 

298 

330.00 

348 

1760.00 

401 

715.00 

459 

467.50 

517 

605.00 


Prices realized include the 10% buyers fee—Lots omitted represent unsold lots known to us as of the sale date 

- 1 - 



































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Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

Lot 

Price 

518 

275.00 

625 

165.00 

1084 

550.00 

1197 

495.00 

1312 

137.50 

1420 

1045.00 

1531 

605.00 

2082 

1210.00 

2228 

990.00 

2505 

357.50 

520 

825.00 

627 

1100.00 

1085 

1100.00 

1200 

1210.00 

1313 

275.00 

1421 

1870.00 

1532 

7150 00 

2083 

275.00 

2235 

825.00 

2506 

247.50 

521 

825.00 

628 

1045.00 

1086 

715.00 

1201 

2200.00 

1314 

550.00 

1422 

11000.00 

1533 

253.00 

2085 

165.00 

2236 

825.00 

2507 

550.00 

522 

1100.00 

630 

660.00 

1087 

412.50 

1202 

1100.00 

1315 

770.00 

1425 

2365.00 

1534 

133.10 

2086 

275.00 

2240 

687.50 

2508 

440.00 

52a 

308.00 

631 

522.50 

1088 

220.00 

1203 

522.50 

1316 

1430.00 

1426 

12100.00 

1535 

357.50 

2087 

2640.00 

2241 

687.50 

2509 

550.00 

524 

495.00 

632 

522.50 

1089 

1045.00 

1204 

412.50 

1317 

990.00 

1427 

1430.00 

1536 

577.50 

2088 

4400.00 

2248 

1320.00 

2510 

275.00 

525 

1980.00 

633 

440.00 

1090 

440.00 

1205 

1045.00 

1318 

440.00 

1428 

1072.50 

1537 

715.00 

2090 

440.00 

2262 

385.00 

2511 

660.00 

526 

935.00 

635 

3300.00 

1091 

357.50 

1206 

1320.00 

1319 

467.50 

1430 

12650.00 

1539 

1760.00 

2092 

2860.00 

2268 

17600.00 

2512 

522.50 

527 

1760.00 

636 

797.50 

1092 

770.00 

1207 

467.50 

1320 

10175.00 

1432 

880.00 

1540 

935.00 

2093 

412.50 

2275 

275.00 

2513 

704.00 

528 

825.00 

637 

412.50 

1093 

660.00 

1208 

1980.00 

1322 

1870.00 

1433 

495.00 

1541 

2420.00 

2095 

660.00 

2276 

1320.00 

2514 

990.00 

529 

935.00 

638 

275.00 

1094 

522.50 

1209 

495.00 

1323 

220.00 

1434 

1155.00 

1544 

1320.00 

2097 

1210.00 

2277 

467.50 

2515 

990.00 

530 

660.00 

639 

577.50 

1095 

797.50 

1210 

12100.00 

1324 

220.00 

1435 

715.00 

1545 

1155.00 

2098 

825.00 

2278 

330.00 

2516 

550.00 

531 

275.00 

640 

264.00 

1096 

880.00 

1211 

10450.00 

1325 

2255.00 

1436 

3850.00 

1546 

1045.00 

2099 

412.50 

2279 

121.00 

2517 

242.00 

532 

330.00 

641 

467.50 

1097 

357.50 

1212 

2200.00 

1326 

1320.00 

1438 

825.00 

1547 

385.00 

2101 

3410.00 

2280 

1210.00 

2518 

275.00 

533 

770.00 

642 

412.50 

1098 

880.00 

1213 

412.50 

1327 

247.50 

1440 

1100.00 

1548 

522.50 

2102 

2090.00 

2281 

660.00 

2519 

121.00 

534 

467.50 

643 

1045.00 

1100 

440.00 

1214 

3960.00 

1328 

1347.50 

1441 

880.00 

1549 

2420.00 

2103 

440.00 

2282 

247.50 

2520 

44.00 

538 

468.60 

644 

467.50 

1101 

467.50 

1215 

198.00 

1329 

1430.00 

1442 

16500.00 

1550 

467.50 

2104 

220.00 

2283 

907.50 

2521 

192.50 

539 

220.00 

645 

440.00 

1102 

825.00 

1216 

412.50 

1330 

330.00 

1443 

12650.00 

1552 

1045.00 

2105 

660.00 

2284 

440.00 

2522 

363.00 

541 

412.50 

647 

495.00 

1103 

357.50 

1217 

880.00 

1332 

1760.00 

1444 

4180.00 

1553 

2750.00 

2111 

1023.00 

2285 

456.50 

2523 

880.00 

542 

1210.00 

648 

165.00 

1104 

990.00 

1218 

1100.00 

1333 

880.00 

1445 

2530.00 

1554 

715.00 

2113 

165.00 

2286 

467.50 

2524 

357.50 

543 

825.00 

649 

302.50 

1105 

2216.50 

1220 

6710.00 

1335 

715.00 

1446 

2750.00 

1555 

440.00 

2114 

220.00 

2287 

467.50 

2525 

275.00 

544 

467.50 

650 

495.00 

1106 

1980.00 

1221 

2420.00 

1336 

1430.00 

1447 

660.00 

1556 

1650.00 

2115 

605.00 

2288 

385.00 

2526 

440.00 

545 

368.50 

651 

990.00 

1107 

275.00 

1222 

715.00 

1337 

715.00 

1448 

407.00 

1557 

715.00 

2116 

715.00 

2289 

247.50 

2527 

880.00 

546 

247.50 

652 

880.00 

1108 

825.00 

1223 

627.00 

1338 

2200.00 

1449 

1210.00 

1558 

858.00 

2117 

390.50 

2290 

1210.00 

2528 

418.00 

547 

176.00 

653 

605.00 

1109 

770.00 

1225 

1925.00 

1340 

2860.00 

1450 

1104.40 

1559 

990.00 

2118 

4510.00 

2291 

302.50 

2529 

143.00 

548 

176.00 

654 

770.00 

1110 

357.50 

1227 

550.00 

1341 

715.00 

1451 

715.00 

1560 

544.50 

2119 

1760.00 

2292 

247.50 

2530 

495.00 

549 

137.50 

655 

275.00 

1111 

880.00 

1229 

495.00 

1343 

935.00 

1452 

1485.00 

1561 

770.00 

2120 

5610.00 

2293 

418.00 

2531 

451.00 

550 

176.00 

656 

880.00 

1112 

962.50 

1230 

1375.00 

1344 

522.50 

1453 

1870.00 

2001 

1210.00 

2121 

1045.00 

2294 

715.00 

2532 

880.00 

551 

495.00 

657 

825.00 

1113 

742.50 

1231 

605.00 

1345 

880.00 

1454 

1072.50 

2002 

522.50 

2122 

935.00 

2295 

467.50 

2533 

550.00 

552 

385.00 

658 

880.00 

1114 

14300.00 

1233 

1100.00 

1346 

577.50 

1455 

5775.00 

2004 

467.50 

2124 

1320.00 

2296 

154.00 

2534 

825.00 

553 

357.50 

660 

1320.00 

1115 

990.00 

1235 

522.50 

1347 

385.00 

1456 

522.50 

2005 

467.50 

2125 

1760.00 

2297 

412.50 

2535 

385.00 

556 

1210.00 

661 

825.00 

1116 

550.00 

1237 

687.50 

1348 

825.00 

1457 

1760.00 

2006 

522.50 

2126 

330.00 

2298 

935.00 

2536 

522.50 

557 

385.00 

665 

770.00 

1117 

577.50 

1239 

1320.00 

1350 

3300.00 

1458 

467.50 

2007 

495.00 

2127 

357.50 

2299 

143.00 

2537 

330.00 

558 

825.00 

677 

192.50 

1118 

825.00 

1240 

1210.00 

1351 

3850.00 

1459 

880.00 

2008 

550.00 

2130 

495.00 

2300 

1320.00 

2538 

170.50 

560 

192.50 

680 

302.50 

1121 

1540.00 

1241 

1540.00 

1352 

2310.00 

1460 

165.00 

2009 

385.00 

2133 

467.50 

2301 

467.50 

2539 

550.00 

561 

467.50 

1003 

1210.00 

1122 

1320.00 

1242 

3960.00 

1354 

715.00 

1461 

401.50 

2010 

275.00 

2134 

330.00 

2302 

192.50 

2540 

132.00 

564 

880.00 

1005 

440.00 

1123 

220.00 

1244 

1100.00 

1355 

1100.00 

1462 

550.00 

2011 

264.00 

2136 

110.00 

2303 

154.00 

2541 

275.00 

565 

1210.00 

1006 

335.50 

1124 

3520.00 

1247 

1320.00 

1356 

687.50 

1464 

2750.00 

2012 

825.00 

2137 

429.00 

2304 

198.00 

2542 

176.00 

566 

412.50 

1007 

214.50 

1125 

1430.00 

1248 

660.00 

1358 

715.00 

1466 

247.50 

2013 

522.50 

2141 

203.50 

2305 

715.00 

2543 

990.00 

567 

495.00 

1008 

825.00 

1127 

1155.00 

1249 

880.00 

1359 

3850.00 

1467 

357.50 

2014 

198.00 

2142 

522.50 

2306 

1705.00 

2544 

357.50 

569 

302.50 

1010 

302.50 

1128 

550.00 

1253 

3740.00 

1360 

192.50 

1468 

137.50 

2015 

605.00 

2143 

495.00 

2307 

880.00 

2545 

357.50 

570 

170.50 

1012 

126.50 

1129 

1100.00 

1254 

605.00 

1361 

2970.00 

1469 

137.50 

2016 

302.50 

2144 

341.00 

2308 

66.00 

2546 

148.50 

571 

440.00 

1014 

247.50 

1130 

1760.00 

1255 

2145.00 

1362 

330.00 

1470 

121.00 

2018 

357.50 

2145 

330.00 

2309 

495.00 

2547 

88.00 

572 

935.00 

1016 

550.00 

1132 

825.00 

1256 

660.00 

1363 

1430.00 

1471 

121.00 

2019 

357.50 

2146 

440.00 

2310 

935.00 

2548 

99.00 

574 

1210.00 

1018 

880.00 

1133 

770.00 

1258 

770.00 

1364 

302.50 

1472 

440.00 

2020 

1100.00 

2148 

467.50 

2311 

192.50 

2549' 

522.50 

575 

605.00 

1022 

880.00 

1134 

1100.00 

1259 

550.00 

1367 

1100.00 

1473 

748.00 

2021 

825.00 

2150 

588.50 

2312 

990.00 

2551 

990.00 

576 

302.50 

1023 

220.00 

1135 

1100.00 

1260 

1072.50 

1368 

1595.00 

1474 

176.00 

2022 

1210.00 

2151 

825.00 

2313 

99.00 

2552*'* 

*440.00 

577 

412.50 

1025 

132.00 

1136 

22000.00 

1261 

1375.00 

1369 

935.00 

1475 

165.00 

2023 

159.50 

2152 

313.50 

2314 

1045.00 

2601 

165.00 

578 

385.00 

1027 

770.00 

1137 

275.00 

1262 

2123.00 

1370 

1100.00 

1476 

1980.00 

2024 

770.00 

2153 

275.00 

2315 

990.00 

2602 

495.00 

579 

935.00 

1030 

192.50 

1139 

440.00 

1263 

1089.00 

1371 

1320.00 

1477 

1760.00 

2025 

121.00 

2155 

456.50 

2316 

495.00 

2603 

286.00 

580 

330.00 

1033 

357.50 

1141 

2530.00 

1264 

3520.00 

1372 

220.00 

1479 

440.00 

2026 

121.00 

2156 

275.00 

2318 

357.50 

2604 

495.00 

581 

412.50 

1034 

165.00 

1142 

1650.00 

1265 

2640.00 

1373 

990.00 

1480 

1331.00 

2027 

247.50 

2157 

770.00 

2320 

1100.00 

2605 

247.50 

582 

814.00 

1035 

247.50 

1143 

990.00 

1267 

2970.00 

1374 

1650.00 

1482 

990.00 

2028 

330.00 

2158 

770.00 

2321 

495.00 

2606 

55.00 

583 

330.00 

1036 

137.50 

1145 

550.00 

1268 

247.50 

1375 

1980.00 

1483 

935.00 

2029 

209.00 

2159 

77.00 

2322 

2420.00 

2607 

467.50 

584 

1144.00 

1037 

121.00 

1147 

2860.00 

1271 

1430.00 

1376 

3850.00 

1484 

770.00 

2030 

165.00 

2160 

935.00 

2323 

4840.00 

2610 

1760.00 

585 

880.00 

1038 

247.50 

1149 

357.50 

1273 

1045.00 

1377 

2200.00 

1485 

412.50 

2033 

93.50 

2161 

203.50 

2324 

220.00 

2611 

330.00 

586 

654.50 

1039 

231.00 

1150 

605.00 

1274 

522.50 

1378 

1100.00 

1486 

275.00 

2035 

247.50 

2165 

1760.00 

2325 

1100.00 

2612 

132.00 

587 

396.00 

1040 

302.50 

1152 

715.00 

1275 

385.00 

1379 

11000.00 

1487 

143.00 

2036 

159.50 

2170 

1540.00 

2326 

275.00 

2613 

22.00 

588 

2090.00 

1041 

5500.00 

1153 

660.00 

1276 

935.00 

1380 

2475.00 

1488 

148.50 

2037 

275.00 

2171 

1100.00 

2327 

192.50 

2614 

308.00 

589 

390.50 

1043 

302.50 

1159 

935.00 

1277 

715.00 

1381 

24200.00 

1489 

247.50 

2038 

550.00 

2172 

385.00 

2328 

275.00 

2615 

176.00 

590 

522.50 

1044 

440.00 

1160 

715.00 

1278 

302.50 

1382 

1650.00 

1490 

220.00 

2039 

1430.00 

2175 

990.00 

2330 

4620.00 

2616 

168.30 

591 

825.00 

1045 

2310.00 

1162 

797.50 

1279 

715.00 

1383 

4840.00 

1491 

522.50 

2040 

467.50 

2177 

330.00 

2331 

2970.00 

2617 

330.00 

592 

2090.00 

1046 

401.50 

1163 

302.50 

1280 

715.00 

1385 

660.00 

1492 

1100.00 

2041 

385.00 

2178 

357.50 

2332 

176.00 

2618 

330.00 

593 

660.00 

1047 

440.00 

1164 

1925.00 

1281 

550.00 

1386 

605.00 

1494 

165.00 

2042 

4180.00 

2179 

412.50 

2333 

275.00 

2619 

550.00 

594 

605.00 

1048 

247.50 

1165 

935.00 

1282 

605.00 

1387 

2310.00 

1495 

467.50 

2043 

1760.00 

2181 

522.50 

2334 

990.00 

2701 

330.00 

595 

770.00 

1049 

660.00 

1166 

1100.00 

1283 

412.50 

1388 

935.00 

1496 

1925.00 

2044 

247.50 

2182 

1100.00 

2335 

2970.00 

2702 

357.50 

596 

467.50 

1050 

1540.00 

1168 

1320.00 

1284 

412.50 

1389 

550.00 

1497 

2090.00 

2045 

275.00 

2183 

220.00 

2336 

2200.00 

2703 

357.50 

597 

550.00 

1051 

275.00 

1170 

1320.00 

1285 

1045.00 

1390 

3960.00 

1500 

495.00 

2047 

550.00 

2187 

495.00 

2337 

385.00 

2704 

412.50 

599 

1650.00 

1052 

302.50 

1171 

330.00 

1286 

1320.00 

1391 

3080.00 

1501 

1430.00 

2048 

1430.00 

2188 

385.00 

2339 

550.00 

2706 

1100.00 

600 

418.00 

1053 

176.00 

1173 

907.50 

1287 

1320.00 

1392 

1210.00 

1502 

880.00 

2050 

605.00 

2189 

1320.00 

2342 

990.00 

2707 

330.00 

601 

1210.00 

1054 

165.00 

1174 

412.50 

1288 

6380.00 

1393 

3520.00 

1504 

1100.00 

2051 

302.50 

2192 

467.50 

2344 

577.50 

2708 

88.00 

602 

275.00 

1055 

330.00 

1175 

198.00 

1289 

440.00 

1395 

8800.00 

1505 

1045.00 

2052 

495.00 

2193 

825.00 

2345 

357.50 

2709 

222.20 

603 

715.00 

1059 

440.00 

1176 

770.00 

1290 

1210.00 

1396 

1760.00 

1506 

770.00 

2053 

220.00 

2194 

935.00 

2347 

165.00 

2710 

330.00 

604 

852.50 

1061 

385.00 

1178 

715.00 

1291 

1045.00 

1397 

15400.00 

1512 

2062.50 

2054 

990.00 

2196 

770.00 

2350 

1320.00 

2711 

550.00 

605 

418.00 

1068 

770.00 

1179 

715.00 

1292 

3190.00 

1398 

1210.00 

1513 

4620.00 

2055 

1045.00 

2197 

88.00 

2352 

1375.00 

2712 

1870.00 

606 

264.00 

1069 

935.00 

1180 

742.50 

1294 

5060.00 

1399 

2530.00 

1514 

1320.00 

2058 

1320.00 

2202 

412.50 

2356 

990.00 

2713 

2530.00 

607 

770.00 

1070 

247.50 

1181 

715.00 

1296 

1320.00 

1400 

550.00 

1515 

1980.00 

2063 

357.50 

2203 

385.00 

2360 

880.00 

2714 

495.00 

608 

110.00 

1071 

522.50 

1182 

660.00 

1298 

5225.00 

1401 

7150.00 

1517 

1760.00 

2067 

198.00 

2205 

1100.00 

2362 

1072.50 

2715 

264.00 

609 

522.50 

1072 

412.50 

1183 

247.50 

1299 

935.00 

1402 

880.00 

1518 

1430.00 

2068 

132.00 

2206 

247.50 

2363 

385.00 

2716 

137.50 

610 

880.00 

1074 

935.00 

1184 

412.50 

1300 

1210.00 

1403 

11550.00 

1519 

1540.00 

2070 

2640.00 

2209 

825.00 

2364 

891.00 

2717 

330.00 

611 

132.00 

1075 

1100.00 

1185 

1045.00 

1301 

495.00 

1404 

2200.00 

1522 

2200.00 

2071 

550.00 

2210 

825.00 

2365 

440.00 

2718 

412.50 

614 

165.00 

1076 

715.00 

1187 

2200.00 

1303 

4180.00 

1405 

23650.00 

1523 

10450.00 

2072 

550.00 

2213 

825.00 

2366 

330.00 

2719 

2090.00 

615 

440.00 

1077 

1980.00 

1189 

990.00 

1304 

1100.00 

1406 

495.00 

1524 

5060.00 

2073 

467.50 

2216 

660.00 

2367 

121.00 



616 

154.00 

1078 

302.50 

1190 

2310.00 

1305 

770.00 

1408 

2200.00 

1525 

3520.00 

2074 

770.00 

2218 

9350.00 

2368 

495.00 



618 

660.00 

1079 

22.00 

1191 

825.00 

1306 

2090.00 

1410 

5225.00 

1526 

990.00 

2075 

66.00 

2221 

495.00 

2369 

412.50 



620 

137.50 

1080 

3080.00 

1193 

412.50 

1307 

357.50 

1413 

825.00 

1527 

770.00 

2076 

412.50 

2222 

1595.00 

2501 

2035.00 



621 

330.00 

1081 

495.00 

1194 

2640.00 

1309 

192.50 

1414 

2090.00 

1528 

1320.00 

2077 

577.50 

2223 

660.00 

2502 

660.00 



622 

357.50 

1082 

192.50 

1195 

715.00 

1310 

302.50 

1416 

2365.00 

1529 

7425.00 

2078 

138.60 

2225 

682.00 

2503 

495.00 



623 

385.00 

1083 

770.00 

1196 

1210.00 

1311 

2860.00 

1418 

522.50 

1530 

1540.00 

2079 

3080.00 

2226 

605.00 

2504 

506.00 




Prices realized include the 10% buyers fee—Lots omitted represent unsold lots known to us as of the sale date 

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THE EDMONTON SALE 

and other important properties 


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Presented by 

Auctions by bowers and Merena, Inc. 



With the Metropolitan New York Numismatic Convention 














About the Cover 


Featured on the 
cover are several gems 
offered in the sale 
(photographed by 
Cathy Dumont). 


Copyright© 1993 by Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc. All rights reserved. 
Licensed Auctioneers: John S. Babalis (#860160) - Q. David Bowers (#793852) - Raymond N. Merena (#793853) 







The Edmonton Sale 


SESSIONS 


Session One _ location 

Friday Afternoon, March 19 Liberty Room 

1:00 PM Sharp. New York Vista Hotel 

U.S. Coins: Lots 1-683 3 World Trade Center 

New York, New York 
1-212-938-9100 

Session two 

Friday Evening, March 19 

7:00 PM Sharp. 

U.S. Coins: Lots 1001-1562 


Session three 

Saturday Morning, March 20 

10:00 AM Sharp." 

Canadian Coins: Lots 2001-2369 
World Coins: Lots 2501-2552 
Americana: Lots 2601-2619 
Currency: Lots 2701-2719 


AUCTIONS BY BOWERS AND MERENA, INC. 

Box 1224 • Wolfeboro, NH 03894 

Toll-free (800) 458-4646 • In NH: (603) 569-5095 • Fax: (603) 569-5319 














The Edmonton Sale 


BOWERS AND MERENA 
AUCTION SCHEDULE 



MAY 28-29.1993 

Los Angeles 

A great sale is planned, and we are now accepting consignments. 

September 13-15.1993 

New York City 

Noiv accepting consignments! 

A highly important sale. 


NOVEMBER 18-20. 1993 

New York City 

in conjunction with the Grand Central Convention 
Now accepting consignments! 


JANUARY 6-8.1994 

Orlando 

in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists Convention 
Noiu accepting consignments! 


MARCH 24-26. 1994 

New York City 

in conjunction with the Metropolitan New York Numismatic Convention 
Now accepting consignments! 


KiNGSwoop Galleries mail Bid Sales 

Now accepting consignments! 

A traditional mail, telephone, and fax bid sale offering the collector, dealer, 
and investor the ideal way to sell duplicate or other coins in the $50 to $2,000 
range. Plan to consign! 


PLUS: 

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The Edmonton Sale 


LOT VIEWING 

New York Vista Hotel, 3 World Trade Center, Broadway Suite 





Wednesday, march 17. 1993 

11:00 am — 7:00 pm 

Thursday. March 18.1993 

9:00 am — 1:00 pm 
2:00 pm —7:00 pm 

Friday, March 19.1993 . 

9:00 am — 1:00 pm 
2:00 pm — 6:00 pm 


LOT PICK-UP 


Helpful 

SUGGESTION: 

We strongly recom¬ 
mend that our clients 
who plan to view a 
large portion of the 
sale, plan to do so 
during the early days 
of lot viewing, as the 
last days will be 
crowded. 


AUCTION 

Sessions: 

The sale will be held 
in the Liberty Room at 
the New York Vista Ho¬ 
tel, 3 World Trade Cen¬ 
ter, New York, NY. 


New York Vista Hotel, 3 World Trade Center, Broadway Suite 


Saturday. March 20. 1993 

9:00 am to 10:30 am and approximately 
one hour after the sale ends. 


prices 

REALIZED: 

For information on 
prices realized after 
the sale, call (603) 569- 
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The Edmonton Sale 


THE BOWERS AND MERENA 
ORGANIZATION 



Chairman of the Board, Q. David Bowers 
President, Raymond N. Merena 

AUCTION DEPARTMENT 

Richard A. Bagg, Ph.D., Director 

Andrew W. Pollock III, Professional Numismatist 

Frank Van Valen, Professional Numismatist 

Barbara Southard, Associate 

Chris Karstedt, Associate 

Lisa Simons, Consultant 


Auctions by 

BOWERS AND 
MERENA, INC. 

PO Box 1224 


RESEARCH DEPARTMENT 

Mark Borckardt 
Q. David Bowers 
Raymond N. Merena 
Andrew W. Pollock III 
Frank Van Valen 
Beth O. Piper 


Wolfeboro, NH 03894 
Phone: (603) 569-5095 
Fax: (603) 569-5319 


LICENSED AUCTIONEERS 

John S. Babalis 
Q. David Bowers 
Raymond N. Merena 


ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

Donald H. Snyder, C.P.A., Controller 
Dottie Hill 
Laurel A. Morrill 

PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT 


Doug Plasencia, Manager 
Mary Tocci 

GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT 

Lee Blythe Lilljedahl, Manager 
William Winter, Art Director 
Jennifer Meers 
Jennifer Rose 
Sarah Cochrane, Consultant 
Roberta French, Consultant 
Linda A. Heilig, Consultant 

PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT 


Cathy Dumont, Manager 


All illustrations are 
of the actual items 
being sold. 


Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc. 

Cataloguing and certain other services were pro¬ 
vided by special arrangement with Bowers and Merena 
Galleries, Inc. 

ADMINISTRATION 

John S. Babalis, Manager 
Elaine L. Dionne 
Sharon Eldridge 
Cynthia La Carbonara 
Karla Welch 
Jane Foran, Consultant 
Susan Novak, Consultant 

DIRECT SALES DEPARTMENT 

Mark Borckardt, Senior Numismatist 
Ken Spatola, Director of Sales 
Gail Watson, Numismatic Associate 
Patricia Dumas, Numismatic Associate 


KINGSWOOD GALLERIES 

Richard A. Bagg, Ph.D., Director, Auctions 
Chris Karstedt, Program Director 

Appreciation is extended to the following for the prepara¬ 
tion of this catalogue: 

The present catalogue descriptions are by Q. 
David Bowers, Raymond N. Merena, Andrew 
Pollock III, and Frank Van Valen, coordinated by 
Richard A. Bagg and Barbara Southard. Assisted 
by Mark Borckardt and Beth O. Piper. 

Cataloguing production and typography repre¬ 
sents the work of the Bowers and Merena Graph¬ 
ics Department, including: Lee Blythe Lilljedahl, 
William Winter, Jennifer Rose, Jennifer Meers, 
Roberta French, and Linda Heilig. Photography 
is by Cathy Dumont, assisted by Beth O. Piper. 


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TERMS OF SALE 


I This is a public auction sale conducted by 
licensed and bonded auctioneers. All bids 
are to be per lot. No lots will be broken. 

Lots will be sold in numerical sequence unless 
the auctioneer otherwise directs. In the event of 
identical bids on the same lot, the lot will be 
awarded to the first bid received. In the event of 
a dispute during the floor bidding, the 
auctioneer’s decision to award the lot to a bidder 
will be final. The auctioneer, at his sole discre¬ 
tion, may re-open any lot or put the lot up for 
sale again. 

A buyer’s charge of 10% on each individual 
lot will be added to all successful bids, 
which sum will be the purchase price. This 
buyer’s charge will be added to all invoices, with¬ 
out exception. (Under the present arrangement, 
we normally charge a fee to the seller, plus a 
buyer’s charge to the purchaser.) 

All sales are strictly for cash in United States 
funds. All remittances must be drawn on 
United States banks. Invoices must be paid 
for promptly upon receipt in good U.S. funds. 
No credit cards will be accepted for auction pur¬ 
chases or deposits. Shipping, handling, postage, 
private and/or postal insurance, and registration 
charges will be added for lots delivered by mail. 
All bidders not furnishing applicable resale per¬ 
mits will be responsible for sales tax as required 
to be collected under the laws of the state and/ 
or other entity in which the sale is conducted. By 
bidding in the sale, a successful bidder agrees to 
be liable for any tax liabilities which may accrue 
by virtue of the purchase. 

4 All lots must be paid in full prior to deliv¬ 
ery, unless credit arrangements for this 
sale have been specifically agreed to in 
writing by Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc. 
(subsequently referred to as Bowers and Merena 
in the present Terms of Sale). Previously estab¬ 
lished lines of credit, at the sole option of 
Bowers and Merena, may not be honored. Please 
contact our Accounting Department in advance 
if you have any questions regarding your pur¬ 
chasing plans. At the sole discretion of Bowers 
and Merena, we reserve the right to deny partici¬ 
pation in any auction if there have been, in our 
opinion, credit problems, unreasonable returns, 
delays in payment, or any other problems in past 
or current sales. On any account not paid within 
the prescribed terms of this sale, Bowers and 
Merena reserves the right to extend credit and to 
impose periodic finance charges at the rate of 
1.5% per month (18% per annum) on the unpaid 
balance, which charges shall continue to accrue 
until fully paid. On any sums unpaid, if the ac¬ 
count is referred to an attorney for collection, 
the buyer agrees to pay all costs, including attor¬ 
neys’ fees, with interest accruing on the balance, 
until fully paid, at the specified rate. 

Bidders not known to us must furnish ref¬ 
erences satisfactory to Bowers and Merena 
and/or deposit a sum equal to 25% of the 


bids submitted. This sum will be applied to suc¬ 
cessful bids with the overage refunded within 10 
days of the sale date. Any difference will be 
billed. All APO, FPO, and non U.S. addresses 
must submit a 50% deposit. We reserve the right 
to require payment in full by all bidders, prior to 
the delivery of lots, even if satisfactory references 
or credit have been established. 

6 Title does not pass until lots are paid for in 
full. It is the responsibility and obligation 
of the buyer to maintain insurance on any 
coins in his possession. Risk of loss is on the 
buyer. By bidding in the sale, the bidder agrees 
to permit Bowers and Merena to file any financ¬ 
ing statement permitted under the Uniform 
Commercial Code without debtor’s signature 
and to offset any accounts due, whether now or 
in the future, against funds or collateral in their 
possession. The buyer agrees not to sell, pledge, 
or hypothecate these auction purchases until 
paid for in full. Any person submitting bids on 
behalf of a corporation or any other entity agrees 
to be personally responsible for the transaction. 

No “buy” or unlimited bids will be ac¬ 
cepted. No bids will be accepted from mi¬ 
nors. The auctioneer and/or Bowers and 
Merena reserve the right to open a lot at a rea¬ 
sonable price, to set bidding increments as they 
shall determine, and to refuse any bid which in 
the judgment of the auctioneer or Bowers and 
Merena is believed not to be made in good faith 
or does not qualify by reason of credit, or other¬ 
wise. Bowers and Merena may open bidding on 
any lot by placing a bid on behalf of the seller. 
Bowers and Merena may further bid on behalf of 
the seller, up to the amount of the reserve, by 
placing successive or consecutive bids for a lot, 
or by placing bids in response to other bidders. 
Any estimates of value which appear in this cat¬ 
alogue are an opinion, based on price lists, 
catalogues, and other information, as to what the 
lot may realize (excluding the 10% buyer’s 
charge). At the sale, higher or lower prices may 
prevail. In any event, in the case of a reserve, the 
reserve will not exceed the high published esti¬ 
mate. As the catalogue is prepared considerably 
in advance of the sale date, estimates are subject 
to change. Any change in the reserve outside of 
the guidelines noted will be announced at the 
sale. 

8 All items are guaranteed genuine. Any 
claim to the contrary must be made in 
writing within 30 days of the sale date. If 
notified within that time, we will grant an exten¬ 
sion to the buyer so that the question of 
authenticity can be resolved. In no event will we 
be responsible for any authentication fees or 
other charges incurred by the buyers, unless a lot 
is proven to be not genuine, in which instance we 
will pay the actual charges incurred, as supported 
by invoices, up to a maximum of $50. 

9 We cannot be responsible for errors in bid¬ 
ding. Please check your bid sheet carefully. 
Please bid in even dollar increments. All 


bids not in even dollar amounts, including those 
increased by 10% to 20% (see our special service 
on the bid sheet), will be rounded off to the lower 
whole dollar amount. We request that all bid 
sheets be signed, and we reserve the right to not 
enter bids on any sheet that has not been signed. 
Realizing that certain bids may be submitted by 
fax, telegram, or other means without a signature, 
we note that in any event, bidding in this auction 
sale constitutes acceptance by the bidder of all of 
the Terms of Sale. 

Auction sales are not approval sales. 
Any lot may be examined before bid¬ 
ding. No lot may be returned by a mail 
bidder without the advance written permission 
of Bowers and Merena. Any such requests must 
be made within three days of the receipt of the 
coins; in no event can such a request be received 
by us later than 30 days after the auction date. 

Any lot returned must be in its original unopened 
container or holder; the removal of any item 
from such container or holder negates the return 
privilege. Any late remittance for purchases is 
cause for Bowers and Merena to negate this privi- 
lege. 

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No lots may be returned tor any reason 
by floor buyers (including ihose acting 
as agents for others). In addition, no 
lots may be returned by successful mail bidders 
who have examined the lots prior to the sale. Ex¬ 
ceptions will be made only for reasons of 
authenticity, under the provisions of Term No. 8. 
The auctioneers reserve the right to postpone or 
cancel the sale without notice, should they in 
their sole discretion determine that such action is 
warranted. Any lot may be withdrawn without 
notice prior to the sale. Neither the auctioneer 
nor the consignor will have any obligation to the 
intended bidders as a result of any postpone¬ 
ment, cancellation, or withdrawal. 

Grading is a subjective description that 
represents the opinion of the cata¬ 
loguer as to the state of preservation 
of a particular coin or lot. A split grade, such as 
Proof-63/65, refers to a coin which in our opin¬ 
ion has a Proof-63 obverse and Proof-65 reverse. 
“Proof’ is used to describe a method of manufac¬ 
ture and is not a grade or condition. All such 
terms, including adjectival and numerical de¬ 
scriptions of coins and other numismatic items, 
are the opinion of Bowers and Merena and are 
not an attribution. No warranty, whether ex¬ 
pressed or implied, including the warranty of 
merchantability, is made with respect to such ad¬ 
jectival or numerical descriptions, which can and 
do vary among experts; nor is any warranty or 
representation made that any other expert, grad¬ 
ing service or other entity will grade a given 
piece the same as we do; nor is any warranty or 
representation made that a coin or other numis¬ 
matic item has not been cleaned, or that the 
toning of any item is natural, or that there is the 
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it unsuitable for encapsulation by any grading 
service or the acceptance by a third party. By bid¬ 
ding in this sale, the buyer agrees to hold Bowers 
and Merena harmless for any numismatic item 
graded and described by a third party grading 
service and presented as any lot within this cata¬ 
logue. The buyer further acknowledges that the 
opinion of Bowers and Merena on any such item 
may be different than that described by a grading 
service. Further, the buyer agrees to accept the 
grade, attribution, pedigree, authenticity or any 
other designation as described by a grading ser¬ 
vice. In general, with the exception of those lots 
described by a grading service, descriptions are 
the Bowers and Merena interpretation of stan¬ 
dards in the Photograde book, with the addition 
of certain intermediate grades, such as MS-64 
and Proof-64, as determined by the opinion of 
our staff. 

This paragraph is intended to be part 
of all lot descriptions contained in this 
catalogue. Bowers and Merena act as 
agents for the various consignors. For this rea¬ 
son, no claims of any kind can be considered 
after the settlements have been made with the 
consignors. Any dispute after the settlement date 
(45 days following the date of the sale) is strictly 
between the bidder and consignor without in¬ 
volvement or responsibility of Bowers and 
Merena and/or the cataloguers. Cash advances 
have been made to some consignors in anticipa¬ 
tion of sale proceeds. Bowers and Merena, or any 
affiliated person or company, reserves the right 
to consign items to this auction sale, and to par¬ 
ticipate as a bidder. The auctioneer, consignors, 
employees, assignees, and agents for Bowers and 
Merena or the consignors may bid for his or her 
own account at any auction and may have infor¬ 
mation not otherwise available to the public 
regarding reserves, values or other material facts 
relating to the articles which are the subject of 
the auction. When an item is sold to the book, it 
may be sold, passed, withdrawn, returned to the 
owner or bought in. A consignor or his agent 
may bid on any lot including those in his own 
consignment. Certain terms pertaining to this 
sale and consignments to it are subject to nego¬ 
tiation. In the event of a typographical error or 
attribution error, the cataloguer reserves the 
right to withdraw any item from the sale without 
notice, to correct the error orally at the sale, or, 
if discovered at a later date, to refund the buyer’s 
money without further obligation. The maximum 
obligation of Bowers and Merena to any bidder 
shall be the sum paid for any lot in dispute. 

While every effort will be made to properly en¬ 
ter and execute bids received by mail or by 
other means, Bowers and Merena assumes no 
liability for any errors in this regard or failure 
to enter bids. Nor can Bowers and Merena as¬ 
sume responsibility for bids received later than 
the published deadline for receipt of mail bids, 
or bids received by telephone or in person. To 
insure the greatest accuracy, we strongly rec¬ 
ommend that bids be entered on the standard 
bid sheet form and be received here in advance 
of the published deadline. 

By placing a bid in this sale, you agree 
that this transaction shall be construed 
in accordance with the laws of the 
State of New Hampshire. Any dispute, claim or 
controversy (except for non-payment) shall be 
settled exclusively by binding arbitration under 


the rules then in effect of the Professional Nu¬ 
mismatists Guild, Inc., as if both parties to the 
dispute were members, at Wolfeboro, New 
Hampshire, or another suitable location at the 
option of Bowers and Merena. In the event of 
non-payment, at its option, Bowers and Merena 
may refer the matter to the PNG arbitration or 
elect to proceed judicially, in which case the 
buyer consents to jurisdiction in the courts of 
Carroll County, New Hampshire. 


Special Services 

If you wish to limit your total ex¬ 
penditure, please fill in the 
maximum amount you wish to 
spend on the MAXIMUM EXPENDITURE 
line at the upper portion of your bid sheet. 
You can then submit bids for amounts up to 
eight times the amount of the maximum 
expenditure. This is a personal service and a 
Bowers and Merena customer representa¬ 
tive will personally attend to your bid sheet 
by bidding from the auction floor, buying 
lots for your account undl your authorized 
expenditure is reached. While we will do our 
best in your behalf, due to the speed of the 
auction sale and the sometimes crowded 
conditions, we cannot be responsible for 
failure to execute such a bid properly. Due 
to the bookkeeping involved, this service is 
offered only to bidders with maximum ex¬ 
penditures of $1,000 or more. MAXIMUM 
EXPENDITURE and ONE LOT ONLY bid¬ 
ding can be combined. 

Up to Five lots may be grouped 
with brackets for a ONE LOT 
ONLY purchase, if you wish to 
purchase only one example of a coin of 
which several examples appear in the sale. 
Such lots should be bracketed on your bid 
sheet. While we will do our best on your 
behalf, due to the speed of the auction sale 
and the sometimes crowded condidons, we 
cannot be responsible for failure to execute 
such a bid properly. 

We invite you to take advantage 
of the optional 10% to 30% in¬ 
crease to help your chance of being 
a successful bidder. Check the appropriate 
place on your bid sheet. 


Deadline 

Deadline for the receipt of mail bids is: 
NOON —Wednesday—March 17, 1993 

NEW BIDDERS 

If you have not pardcipated with us before, 
be sure to send your credit information, 
Attn: Don Snyder, at least 10 days before the 
auction. There is very litde time, if any, to 
review this information during die aucdon. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 

Credit cards will not be accepted for auction 
deposits or payments. 

The list of announced prices will be published 
approximately 30 days after the auction. 


Bidding in this auction sale consti¬ 
tutes acceptance by the bidder of the 
foregoing terms of sale. 

Transparent holders in which the auction lots are 
stored are to facilitate viewing and inspection of the lots 
and ARE NOT for long-term storage. 

Suggestions 

for Mail Bidders _ 

? Bidding in our auctions can be an interesting enjoyable, 
and a numismatically rewarding experience. Even if you have 
been bidding in our sales for many years, you may find that 
some of the following comments wilt increase your success. In 
the event that you wish to ask further questions, phone 
Cynthia Lassiter, Elaine Dionne, or Chris Karstedt. 

Mail your bid sheet as early as possible. This is particu¬ 
larly important if you are a new bidder, for it takes us time 
to check your references. Also, this helps to assure that 
your bid sheet will be received before the mail bid dead¬ 
line. A bid sheet mailed a few days before the sale might not 
reach us until a week later—at which time the coins will have 
been sold to others! 

•a As the closing deadline for mail bids nears, fax us your 
bids anytime 24 hours a day [our fax number is (603) 569- 
5319]. Or, telephone your bids to our aucuon department. 
Please follow up your phone and fax bids with written 
confirmation. 

^-0 We’ve found it best to use a work sheet to compile bids. 
In this way you can check back and forth throughout the 
catalogue, make changes and revisions, and so on. Then 
when you’ve decided on your final bids, enter them on the 
bid sheet. Try your best to keep the bid sheet neat and 
clearly understandable, listing the lots in order. Check 
your bid sheet carefully. You will be responsible for any 
bids on wrong lots or for the wrong amounts. Please, 
please be careful! 

$ Don’t bid more than you want to pay! Review your 
financial circumstances carefully before bidding. There is 
always the possibility that you may be awarded all of the lots 
you bid on. If you are awarded lots, you are legally bound 
to pay for them immediately. 

Please keep current price levels in mind when bidding. 
While high and low prices sometimes occur, most items sell 
within market ranges. If a popular coin sells for $500 on the 
retail market, chances are not good that a bid of, say, less 
than $400 will win it. On the other hand, chances are 
excellent that a bid in the $500 to $600 range will be a 
winner. There is no harm in bargain hunting, but as your 
time is valuable (and so is ours), it is most productive if you 
keep current values in mind while bidding. The higher you 
bid, the greater your chances are for success. It has been 
our experience that many people who bid strongly, or 
check the options to increase bids by an optional 10% to 
30%, actually purchase at least some lots below their 
maximum authorization once the sale takes place. 

Ink is best for writing bids. Pencil tends to blur. If bid 
changes are necessary, do not write over figures. Instead, 
cross them out completely and re-enter the bids. Put your 
telephone number on the bid sheet. This w r ay we can call 
you if there is a question about a bid. 

Lots may be inspected by mail prior to the auction 
(except for large or bulk lots, or other multiple-coin lots). 
Please write or call for further information. Mail inspec¬ 
tion requests must be received sufficiendy early to permit 
return to us in time for general lot viewing prior to the sale. 
The person requesting mail inspection agrees to pay 
postage and insurance both w r ays and to insure and be 
responsible for the pieces in his or her possession. 








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EXPANDED PERSONAL SERVICE 
FOR OUR MAIL BIDDERS 


Y ou can improve your chances of being a 
winning bidder in this auction sale! Take 
advantage of our Maximum Expenditure 
service—bid on lots totaling up to eight times the 
amount you wish to spend ($1,000 min.), or use 


our One Lot Only service and bid on up to five lots 
and be assured of getting no more that one—or 
use both features together. Please see points 15 
and 16 in the Terms of Sale. 


Fax us your bid 
sheet (any time, 
24 hours a day). 
Our number is 
(603)569-5319. 



Bid Sheet 

Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc. 


. Box 1224 
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 
(603)569-5095 


Fax your bids 24 hours a day! Our fax number is 1-603-569- 
5319! Be sure to follow up your bids with written confirmation. 


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Date 

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Gentlemen: 

Here are my bids for your March 1993 Auction Sale. I have read the Terms of Sale (printed in the catalogue) and agree to them. I am of legal age 
understand that my bids are per lot. I agree to pay promptly upon receipt of your invoice, including postage and insurance costs. 

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A 10% buyer’s premium will m^fided to all successful bids. 

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The following information must be supplied to us before your bids can be executed. Bidders who are not known to us must send a deposit of 
25% of their bids. The deposit will be credited toward lots purchased and any balance will be refunded within 10 working days after the sale. 

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The Edmonton Sale 


WELCOME TO THE SALE 

Q. David Bowers 



W elcome to the Edmonton sale! 

In the pages to follow are nearly 
2,000 lots of desirable United States, 
Canadian, and other coins—a treasure trove of 
numismatic delights, rare in common, high grade 
and low grade—something for everyone. 

Bidding in a Bowers and Merena sale is a lot of 
good old-fashioned fun. In our auctions you buy 
the coins you want in the grades you want at the 
prices you want to pay. 

The Metropolitan New York Numismatic Con¬ 
vention, held at the Vista International Hotel, 
New York City, furnishes the focus for our sale. 
Attend and you’ll be able not only to examine the 
coins scheduled to cross the block in our auction, 
and to participate in the sale itself, but also to 
savor a dealers’ bourse, educational exhibits, and 
other enticements. Bring your family with you, 
and they can spend a day at the Statue of Liberty 
and nearby Ellis Island (the ferry landing is just a 
few blocks away from the hotel), or head uptown 
for theatres, museums, and shopping. They’ll 
have their own brand of fun, while you are deeply 
emerged in numismatics! 

Bidding by mail is the other way to participate— 
and, in fact, most of our clients utilize this method. 
Look the catalogue over carefully, determine 
which lots are of the greatest interest, and send 
your bids accordingly. Use the enclosed envelope 
to send your bids by mail, or transmit by fax, or, 
if the deadline is fast approaching, telephone 
them. Be sure to check our Terms of Sale and 
consider our Maximum Expenditure Option and 
our One Lot Only Option (items nos. 15 and 16 
under the Terms of Sale). These options vastly 
increase your chances of bidding success. 

The “Edmonton” part of our title is a tribute to 
the origin of a major offering of Canadian coins 
in this issue, so I shall touch upon them first, 


although they appear in Session III of the cata¬ 
logue. One of the great all-time classics in the 
Canadian series is, of course, the famous 1921 50- 
cent piece. Offered for your bidding competition 
is a splendid MS-65 (PCGS) coin which will delight 
the most fastidious buyer. From the same year 
there is a gem MS-65 (PCGS) 1921 Canadian silver 
five-cent piece, likewise famous and likewise 
delightful. A Specimen-66 (PCGS) 1911-C gold 
sovereign and its first cousin, a Specimen-66 
(PCGS) 1912 $5 gold piece will also be of com¬ 
manding importance, as will be a 1929 Specimen 
set and numerous other notable coins. Among 
pieces of the provinces, a 1904-H Newfoundland 
50-cent piece, Specimen-68 (PCGS), will probably 
be the best you will ever have a chance to compete 
for in your lifetime. Select additional coins of the 
world appear, notable of which is an 1871 Mexico 
City Mint gold 20 pesos, Mint State. 

Among United States coins the large cent series 
features particularly high-grade examples of the 
1822 and 1841. The popular 1856 Flying Eagle 
cent will attract attention among small cents, as 
will a superb gem 1909-S V.D.B., certainly one of 
the most publicized rarities of this century. Notable 
as well are gem 1914-D and 1914-Scents, each MS- 
65 with full red surfaces. 

Two-cent pieces, nickel three-cent pieces, and 
nickel five-cent pieces, the latter from the Shield 
type to date, offer many bidding opportunities. 
Among half dimes an 1800 LIBERTY, MS-65 
(PCGS), is certainly one of the finest known. Not 
to be overlooked either is an 1838 No Draper)' 
Liberty Seated quarter, the first year of issue, in 
Mint State. Not too far away in the catalogue is a 
splendid gem MS-65 (PCGS) example of the 1916 
Standing Liberty quarter, the first year of issue, 
and one of the most sought after coins of the 
denomination. 


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Half dollars are highlighted by a very nice VF- 
20 specimen of the 1794 half dollar, Overton-102, 
a piece which is appealing not only as a date but 
as a design type of restricted mintage. A dazzling 
180/ Draped Bust half dollar, MS-64, is similarly 
noteworthy and memorable. Sure to cause more 
than its share of attention as it crosses the block is 
an 1850 Liberty Seated half dollar which at the 
very least is a Specimen striking. Close on its heels 
you will Find an 1853-0 Arrows and Rays half 
dollar in Mint State, and, later in the catalogue, a 
superb gem (Proof-67) 1897 half dollar, a splen¬ 
did gem 1916-D, and other bidding opportunities 
in the half dollar denomination. 

Early silver dollars 1795-1803 are offered in 
quantity, providing the numismatist with a good 
opportunity to get a running start on a collection 
by die varieties. Among early dollars the 1795 
Draped Bust in MS-63 grade is noted for both its 
beauty and rarity. 

Later dollars include a very nice AU 1854 
Liberty Seated, a date which is recognized as 
being elusive as early as 1859—just five years after 
it was made! Today, the rare quality of the 1854 is 
somewhat obscured by publicity given other is¬ 
sues, but it still is extremely difficult to find. 

A gem MS-65 1879-CC Morgan dollar will attract 
a lot of bids—no doubt about it—and deservedlv 
so, for this is one of the keys to the Morgan dollar 
series. On a less lofty plain, but still desirable, are 
hundreds of other Morgan dollars, common, 
slightly scarce, scarce, scarcer yet, and rare—again, 
something for everyone. By all accounts, Morgan 
dollars are far and away the most popular series in 
American numismatics today. The good news is 
that prices are quite reasonable in the present 
market. If you have contemplated beginning a 
collection, use the Edmonton Sale as an ideal 
starting point. Peace dollars and trade dollars will 
also be found. 

Gold coins include the rare 1856-D dollar in 

AU-55 grade, certainly one of the finest to appear 
in our sales. A little cameo 1898 quarter eagle, MS- 
65, is ideal for the type collector and date collector 
alike while the 1908 of the same denomination is 
highlighted by a Matte Proof specimen of this first 
year of issue. Among half eagles, a Proof striking 
of the 1834 Classic Head is notable, as is a high- 
grade 1838-D, an unusually fine 1847-D, a Condi¬ 
tion Census 1865-S, and a gem 1908-S—plus many 
more. Among $ 10 gold coins will be found a sharp 


1801, a very rare 1866-S Without Motto in high 
grade, a Proof-55 1876. Double eagles are high¬ 
lighted by an MS-64 1854-S, what may be the finest 
Mint State 1905 to appear at auction in recent 
years, and multiple specimens of the beautiful 
and famous MCMVII High Relief. 

Pattern coins abound in the present sale and 
include many interesting types and varieties, 
spread across different denominations. Com¬ 
memorative silver coins include “type” issues as 
well as scarce dates and mintmarks, sets, and 
other desiderada—once again, something for ev¬ 
eryone. I like commemoratives, for each type has 
its own story to tell. 

Looking to the future, you will enjoy the balance 
of our 1993 auction season as well and, believe it 
or not, we are well underway in our planning for 
1994 and 1995—we do believe in the old saying, 
“Plan Ahead.” If you are not a buyer of coins at 
this time but are a seller, give Dr. Richard A. Bagg 
(our Director of Auctions) or me a call, or drop 
either one of us a note, and we’d be happy to 
discuss in confidence your holdings. Over the 
years it has been our pleasure to have sold more 
than $200 million worth of coins for well over 
10,000 consignors. In my office I have a very nice 
file of letters from contented sellers, a number of 
whom found their coins brought much more in our 
auction sales than they were expecting, or could 
have realized elsewhere. Speaking for the entire 
Bowers and Merena staff, we’ll do our very best to 
showcase your individual coins, sets, or collection 
to their best advantage. We will be proud of the 
work we do for you, and I know that you will be 
pleased with the results. 

Buying or selling, you’ve come to the right 
place. Right now, the Edmonton Sale is about to 
begin. As you hold this catalogue in your hands 
each and every item is available. Look through the 
pages from cover to cover, and send us your bids. 
Before long, some really fine coins will be added 
to your collection—along with the memories of 
having been a part of one of the most interesting 
sales of the year. 

Sincerely yours, 

Q. David Bowers 

Chairman of the Board 

Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc. 



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Another fine 

Bowers and Merena sale 

is about to begin ... 


















SESSION ONE 


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SESSION ONE 


Friday afternoon, March 19, 1:00 PM Sharp 

U.S. Coins: Lots 1-683 


Colonial Coins 


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(1672-1684) Elephant token. GOD PRESERVE LONDON style. 
AU-55. Breen-186. Thick planchet. 218.2 grains. A glossy speci¬ 
men with some planchet lamination flaws as made. The most con¬ 
spicuous is by the lower left quadrant of the shield as illustrated. In 
all other respects the piece is very choice for the grade, with gener¬ 
ous amounts of mint lustre surviving on both surfaces. 



(1672-1684) Elephant token. GOD PRESERVE LONDON. EF- 

40. B-186. Thick planchet. 196.8 grains. Surfaces faintly porous 
around the ponderous pachyderm. Some edge roughness noted 
on both sides. A faint old scratch near the upper right quadrant of 
the reverse shield. All things considered, a suitable specimen of 
this popular is§ue. 


Pair of desirable 18th-century issues: ☆ 1723 Rosa Americana 
penny. B-121. EF-40. 132.2 grains. Deep brown surfaces with a 
scattering of tiny marks ☆ 1754-A French Colonies. Sou marque. 
B-409. EF-40. 35.2 grains. Slightly off center on the obverse as 
made. This latter piece is described as extremely rare by Walter 
Breen in his Encyclopedia. (Total: 2 pieces) 



4 1722 Wood’s Hibernia halfpenny. B-144, Harp to Left style. AU- 
50. 110.9 grains. A glossy tan specimen. Some softness is noted on 
the high points of the central designs. The reverse die is mildly 
shattered, with several cracks at NIA and the date area. One or two 
liny marks are noted for accuracy, and close examination reveals a 
faint hairline scratch in the right reverse field. 

5 1723 Wood's Hibernia farthing. B-172. EF-45. 58.5 grains. From a 
heavily shattered obverse die, with a circular die crack through the 
base of DEI and the effigy’s hair, and from there through GRA to 
the rim. An additional crack runs through REX and across King 
George’s bust. Struck slightly off center on both sides. An attrac¬ 
tive and interesting coin. A tiny spot of verdigris can be seen by the 
S in GEORGIUS. 


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Attractive trio: ☆ French Colony. 1739-A sou marque. B-391. EF- 
40. 30.9 grains. An attractive piece with generous amounts of sub¬ 
dued silver lustre in the protected areas ☆ 1783 Washington &: In¬ 
dependence. Small military bust, clean edge style. EF-40. 112.8 
grains. An attractive deep tan specimen ☆ 1783 Washington & In¬ 
dependence. UNITY STATES cent. VF-20. 115.8 grains. Medium 
to deep tan surfaces. Glossy planchet with typical striations in evi¬ 
dence. (Total: 3 pieces) 



1766 Pitt token halfpenny. B-251. AU-50. 87.4 grains, (.leaned 
and recolored. Design elements sharp. Faint surface striations 
noted. 


8 Early copper trio: ☆ 1785 CONS FELLATIO NOVA. Script U.S., 
pointed rays. B-1113, Crosby 4-D. EF-40. Proper CONSTELLATIO 
spelling. Hard chocolate brown surfaces. Tiny edge clip at 7:00 
relative to the obverse ☆ Undated Double Head Washington cent. 
VF-20. 122.3 grains. Glossy tan surfaces ☆ 1783 Washington N In¬ 
dependence. UNITY STATES cent. EF-45. 1 17.1 grains. Obverse 
and reverse edge scrapes. Glossy olive-brown surfaces. (Total: 3 
pieces) 


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Pair of New Jersey coppers: ☆ 1787 Maris 53-j. F-12. Rarity-3. 
142 1 grains. Attributed to Benjamin Dudley. Glossy tan surfaces. 
Attractive for the grade ☆ 1787 M 62-q. VG-8. Rarity-1. 128.1 
giains. Morristown. On a broad, thin flan. From a later state of the 
obverse die, with crack at rim extending through plow share to- 
waid beam to right ot date. Dark olive-brown surfaces, microscopi¬ 
cally porous yet still very attractive. A pleasing pair of New Jersey 
coppers. (Total: 2 pieces) 

1791 Washington cent. Small Eagle reverse style. VF-30. 190.6 
grains. Obverse with WASHINGTON PRESIDENT surrounding 
his portrait, reverse with small eagle and ONE CENT, with the 
date 1791. Chocolate brown surfaces. A few minor edge bruises 
are noted, but otherwise a pleasing coin at this grade level. 



14 (1789) Mott’s token. B-1025. EF-40. Ihin planchet, ornamented 

edge style. 105.6 grains. From a very late die state, both sides 
heavily rusted and large cut on reverse at the clock. Deep tan sur¬ 
faces. Very elusive with this infrequently seen edge style. A choice 
coin at this grade level, perhaps conservatively graded on our part. 


1795 Washington Grate token. Large Buttons variety. MS-60, 
prooflike. 141.1 grains. B-1271, diagonally reeded edge. Obverse 
style with portrait of Washington and the legend W ASHINGTON 
THE FIRM FRIEND TO PEACE & HUMANITY. A merchant’s to¬ 
ken from the firm of Clark & Harris at 13 W ormwood Street, 
Bishopsgate, London. Glossy brown surfaces and well-defined de¬ 
sign details for the issue. Some tiny marks are noted on 
Washington’s cheek. 

Uncirculated 1787 Fugio Copper 



12 1787 Fugio cent. Kessler Newman 13-X. MS-62. Rarity-1. Pointed 

Rays, STATES EXITED style. 139.3 grains. A glossy tan specimen 
with splashes of original mint red in the protected areas. Hard lus¬ 
trous surfaces virtually free of contact marks. A nice selection for 
an early copper type collection. 


Original 1796 Castorland Demi Ecu 

Silver, Reeded Edge 



13 1796 Castorland Demi Ecu. Silver original, reeded edge. EF-45 to 

AU-50. A lustrous deep silver specimen with splashes of iridescent 
sky blue toning. Most design elements sharp and bold, save for 
some light rubbing on the higher points. From the original dies 
with traces of rust at the reverse vessel’s handle and without bulge 
or die crack at PARENS. Very rare and desirable, particularly this 
nice. Original silver Castorland pieces are offered infrequently on 
today’s market, and the interested collector is urged to bid accord¬ 
ingly. 


Half Cents 



1793 Breen-2. AG-3. Golden brown surfaces with the sharpness of 
a VG-8 example, but somewhat porous. A popular one-year design 
type eagerly sought in all states of preservation. 



16 1793 B-3. Value of VG-8, but actually a VF-20 piece with some 
deep indentations as illustrated. Liberty Cap half cents with head 
facing left were coined only in the year 1793 and consequently are 
eagerly sought in all grades by type collectors as well as advanced 
half cent specialists. 

17 Trio of popular half cent varieties: ☆ 1797 Lettered Edge. B-3a. 
VG-10, slightly bent and porous ☆ 1811 Close Date. B-2. F-12, cor¬ 
roded ☆ 1837 half cent token. Low-49. VF-35. (Total: 3 pieces) 

18 1802/0 Overdate. B-2. 2nd Reverse. VG-8. Golden brown toning 
with some minor porosity in the fields. 1802 half cents have long 
been prized by collectors as scarcities. 

19 Half cent starter collection: ☆ 1803 VG-8 ☆ 1804 Spiked Chin, 
Crosslet 4, No Stems. F-12 ☆ 1805 Large 5, With Stems. F-12 ☆ 
1806 Large 6, With Stems. VG-8 ☆ 1806 Small 6, No Stems. VG-10 

☆ 1809 VG-10 ☆ 1832 EF-40 ☆ 1833 EF-40 ☆ 1835 VF-30 ☆ 1855 
AU-50, cleaned. (Total: 10 pieces) 

20 Assortment of 19th-century issues: ☆ 1803 VG-8 ☆ 1804 Crosslet 
4, With Stems, EF-40 ☆ 1828 13 Stars, EF-45 ☆ 1832 EF-40 ☆ 1833 
VF-30 'w' 1834 EF-40. (Total: 6 pieces) 

21 Quality half cent selection : ☆ 1804 Crosslet 4, With Stems, VF-20 

☆ 1834 (2), AU-55 and EF-45 ☆ 1851 EF-45 ☆ 1854 AU-50 ☆ 1857 
AU-50. (Total: 6 pieces) 


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22 1808/7 Overdate. B2. EF-40. Chocolate brown surfaces with some 
old obverse marks and a few oxidation spots on the reverse. 

Although the 1808/7 B-2 variety is not particularly rare overall, only a small propor¬ 
tion of them have survived above the VF grade level. Indeed, a recent edition of Copper 
Quotes enumerates just eight specimens as EF-40 or finer. 

Interestingly, only vestiges of a 7 survive beneath the last digit in the date, giving that 
numeral the appearance of having horns. 

23 1810 B-l. EF-40. Tobacco brown surfaces, with considerable 
amounts of original mint lustre still surviving in the fields. Most of 
the central design features are boldly delineated. 

24 1828 B-2. MS-63 BN (PCGS). 13 stars on obverse, date unevenly 
spaced. A glossy golden brown specimen with boldly rendered de¬ 
sign details and lustrous surface highlights. Blushes of deeper ton¬ 
ing are noted. A nice candidate for a quality 19th-century type col¬ 
lection. 

25 1828 B-2. MS-63 BN (PCGS). 13 stars on obverse. An aesthetically 
appealing example, exhibiting blushes of blue, rose, and gold iri¬ 
descence on tan surfaces. Traces of faded mint brilliance have sur¬ 
vived despite the designation on the slab. 

26 1828 B-2. MS-63 BN (PCGS). Glossy tan surfaces with iridescent 
gold and rose highlights. An area of dark toning is noted at Miss 
Liberty’s bust. Wisps of original mint red can be seen on both the 
obverse and reverse. 

27 1832 B-l. AU-58. Almost fully lustrous with just faint indications of 
circulation. Magnification reveals a scarcely noticeable line on 
Miss Liberty’s neck. 

28 Offering of late-date half cents: ☆ 1850 EF-40 ☆ 1853 AU-58 ☆ 
1854 EF-45 ☆ 1855 AU-50. (Total: 4 pieces) 

Large Cents 


29 Grouping of large cents featuring mostly issues of the 1840s and 
1850s: ☆ 1795 Plain Edge. Sheldon-78, VG-8/G-5 ☆ 1847 EF-45, 
with reverse corrosion 1848 EF-45 ☆ 1851 EF-40 "ft 1853 AU-50 
☆ 1854 VF-35 ☆ 1856 Upright 5, AU-50 ☆ 1856 Slant 5, AU-55 ☆ 
1857 Small Date, AU-55, scratches. (Total: 9 pieces) 



30 1797 S-141. VF-20. Rarity-4+. Lightly cleaned long ago and now 

beginning to retone in an attractive tan shade. Both the obverse 
and reverse show light porosity. 

Sheldon-141 is a scarce die variety with an estimated population of no more than 200 
pieces in all grades. Significantly, the presently offered specimen ranks far above average 
in terms of preservation. It nearly reaches the lower end of the Condition Census for the 
variety, which is listed as: 50-45-35-35-25(6) per a recent edition of Copper Quotes. Worth a 
generous bid. 



31 1798 S-167. EF-45. Lovely chestnut brown surfaces with much 

original mint lustre surviving in the protected areas. This is one of 
the three “Whisker Varieties” as designated by Dr. Sheldon in 
Penny Whimsy. All three varieties share an obverse which has a tiny 
die defect at the underside of Miss Liberty’s chin resembling a 
mole or whisker. 

High-Grade 1801 S-216 U 


32 1801 S-216. AU-55. Glossy and attractive with some softness at the 

letters RTY in LIBERTY and ERICA in AMERICA as illustrated. 
Although the variety is not particularly rare overall, examples are 
certainly very scarce in this high grade. A prize for the advanced 
large cent specialist. 


High-Grade 1803 S-243 U 

Stemless Wreath 


33 1803 S-243. Stemless Wreath. AU-55 (ANACS Cache). Golden 

brown surfaces with much frosty mint lustre on both the obverse 
and reverse. The variety can be immediately recognized by the 
presence of a heavy horizontal die break on Miss Liberty’s neck. 
The reverse is notable because it has two fraction bars. Addition¬ 
ally, the second S in STATES is boldly doubled. The Condition 
Census for the variety is listed as: 65-65-63-60+-60-60-50. 








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Desirable 1803 S-246 Cent 

High Condition Census Example 


1803 S-246. EF-45. Sharply struck with pleasing golden brown sur¬ 
faces and excellent centering. Most of Miss Liberty’s hair details 
show bold definition, and the drapery features are nicely delin¬ 
eated. Much original mint lustre has survived in the fields, espe¬ 
cially on the reverse. Two or three tiny edge bumps are noted and 
mentioned for accuracy’s sake. 

Sheldon-246 is popularly referred to as the “High Numerator" variety so-called be¬ 
cause the numeral 1 on the reverse is high above the fraction bar, nearly touching the 
bow at the base of the wreath. 

The variety is not particularly rare overall, but the vast majority of examples seen are in 
\ f and lower grades. Indeed, according to the Condition Census published in a recent 
edition of Copper Quotes, only four examples are known above the VF-35 level, one of 
which is permanently impounded in the American Numismatic Society Collection. A 
special opportunitv for the U.S. copper specialist. 





35 1804 "Restrike.” AU-55. Golden brown toning with flashes of 

mint red on both surfaces. An attractive example of this popular, 
though somewhat incongruous, variety. 

The 1804 restrikes were produced outside of the Mint using a pair of genuine govern¬ 
ment dies that had probably been discarded years earlier as scrap metal. The obverse die 
had been used at the Mint to coin S-261 of 1803. The 3 in the date was altered to a 4, 
presumably by the same party who made the restrikes. The reverse is that of 1820 
Newcomb-12. 

These restrikes have been attributed to Joseph J. Mickley and Edward W. Cogan. 



36 1807/6 Large 7. S-273. EF^45 (PCGS). Rarity-1. A pleasing choco¬ 
late brown specimen of this popular overdate. From a later state of 
the reverse die, with a bold crack extending from the rim through 
the C in AMERICA. A few scattered obverse marks are seen, in¬ 
cluding a moderately significant one on Miss Liberty’s cheek. Still 
quite pleasing overall. 

37 Grouping ol 19th-century cents with dates spanning several de¬ 

cades: ☆ 1810 VF-20 ☆ 1812 Value of F-12, but actually a VF-30 
coin having obverse scratches ☆ 1851 AU-50 ☆ 1859 AU-50 ☆ 
1862 AU-50 1877 G-4. (Total: 6 pieces) 


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1811 S-287. EF-40. Rarity-2. Perfect Date variety. Diagnostic ob¬ 
verse die line extends into field from fifth star. Deep chocolate 
brown and coffee brown toning highlights. Sharpness approach¬ 
ing that of a much higher grade, but with a few scattered gouges at 
the rims and, most noticeably, in the obverse field behind Liberty’s 
head. Still quite choice at this grade level. 



39 1818 Newcomb-10. MS-63 to 64, brown. Fully lustrous with most 

central design features boldly defined. The variety can be immedi¬ 
ately recognized by the distinctive pattern of die cracks connecting 
the obverse stars. A popular Randall Hoard variety suitable for a 
high-quality 19th-century type set. 



40 1824 N-4, AU-50 (PCGS). Attractive tobacco brown surfaces, with 

considerable mint lustre surviving in the fields. The 1824 is a 
scarce date in this lofty state of preservation. Worth a generous 
bid. 



41 1837 Plain Hair Cord. N-3. MS-63. A lovely lust rous example. The 
surfaces are about 50% mint red fading to a delicate golden brown 
shade. Most design features show bold definition including the 
obverse stars, all of which show their radials. An aesthetic treat. 

42 1837 Beaded Hair Cord. N-10. AU-58. Uniform chocolate brown 
toning. Close examination reveals a tiny mark on Miss Liberty’s 
neck. 

The obverse can be readily identified by the presence of rim crumbling beneath the 
date. 

43 Trio of late-date large cents in AN ACS Cache holders: ☆ 1847 N- 
24, MS-61 BRN ☆ 1850 AU-50 ☆ 1854 AU-50. (Total: 3 pieces) 


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MS-62 1854 N-22 1C Rarity 


44 1854 N-22. MS-62. Glossy and attractive. The surfaces are mostly 
tan with traces of fiery mint red around the stars, numerals, letters, 
and central devices. The N-22 is scarce in all grades and genuinely 
rare above the AU level. The Condition Census for the variety is 
65-64-64-61-60 according to a recent issue of Copper Quotes. Worth 
a generous bid! 

45 1855 Upright 5’s. N-4. MS-64. A lovely gem example. Pleasing to¬ 
bacco brown surfaces with some faint blushes of faded mint red. 

Small Cents 


Choice 1856 Flying Eagle 10 


(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

46 1856 Flying Eagle. MS-63 (PCGS). A choice specimen of the most 

popular rarity in the entire U.S. small cent series. Iridescent gold 
and tan toning highlights form an appealing color combination on 
the frosty surfaces. Well struck. A tiny planchet flaw, as minted, is 
noted on the obverse rim at 2:00. A perennial favorite with special¬ 
ists and type coin collectors alike. We always see spirited bidding 
when lovely specimens of this coin cross the auction block, and we 
expect more of the same when this choice coin is presented for 
your bidding pleasure. 

As of January 1993, PCGS has certified 26 examples of this date at the MS-63 level. An 
additional 24 pieces are spread across the grading spectrum from MS-64 to 66, with none 
» higher. , 


47 1857 Flying Eagle. MS-64 to 65. Fully lustrous and beautifully 

toned in a pleasing olive-gold shade. Virtually all of the eagle’s 
plumage details are defined to full advantage, and the foliage fea¬ 
tures are sharp. 


48 Grouping of desirable Flying Eagle and Indian cents 1857 Fix¬ 
ing Eagle, AU-58 ☆ 1869 Indian. F.F-45 1870 Al 50 1871 Al - 

58 ☆ 1907 MS-63, brown ☆ 1909-S Indian. VF-20. (Total: 6 pieces) 


Small Cent Collection 

49 Extensive collection of Flying Eagle and Indian cents, including 
numerous Uncirculated and Proof examples: ☆ 1857 VF-20 is 
1858 Large Letters, EF-40 ☆ 1858 Small Letters, EF-40 ☆ 1859 VF- 
30 ☆ 1860 VF-35 ☆ 1861 AU-58 ☆ 1862 AU-50 ☆ 1863 AU-50 - 
1864 copper-nickel, AU-50 ☆ 1864 bronze, No L. MS-63, red and 
brown ☆ 1864 bronze, with “L” on ribbon, AU-55 tr 1865 AU-50 
1866 AU-50 'fr 186/ MS-62, red 1868 MS-63, red and brown 
1869/8 Overdate, VF-20 ☆ 1869 EF-45 ☆ 1870 MS-64, red and 
brown ☆ 1871 VF-30 ☆ 1872 VG-10 ☆ 1873 Open 3 (2), MS-60 and 
AU-58, this latter piece has been cleaned ☆ 1874 AU-50 >-? 1875 
MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1876 G-4 ☆ 1877 VF-25 ☆ 1878 EF-40 ☆ 
1879 MS-64, red and brown ☆ 1880, Proof-60 ☆ 1881 MS-64, red 
and brown ☆ 1882 MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1883 MS-64, red and 
brown ☆ 1884 MS-64, red and brown ☆ 1885 MS-63, red and 
brown ☆ 1886 Type I, Proof-64, brown ☆ 1886 Tvpe II, AU-58 ☆ 
1887 Proof-63, brown ☆ 1888 Proof-60 ☆ 1889 MS-60 ☆ 1890 MS- 
64, red and brown ☆ 1891 MS-60 ☆ 1892 MS-64, red and brown ☆ 
1893 MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1894 MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1895 
MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1896 MS-60 ☆ 1897 MS-64, red and 
brown ☆ 1898 MS-64, red ☆ 1899 MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1900 
MS-64, brown ☆ 1901 MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1902 MS-63, red 
and brown ☆ 1903 MS-62, red and brown ☆ 1904 MS-64, red and 
brown ☆ 1905 MS-60 ☆ 1906 MS-63, red ☆ 1907 MS-63, red and 
brown ☆ 1908 Proof-63, brown ☆ 1908-S MS-60 ☆ 1909 MS-64, 
red and brown ☆ 1909-S F-15. (Total: 61 pieces) 


50 Nearly complete set of Flying Eagle and Indian cents, lacking just 
the 1856 Flying Eagle issue, and the 1869/8 and 1888/7 Indian 
cents. The overall quality of the set averages VG to VF, with a few 
highlights and important dates as follows: ☆ 1864-L EFA0 ☆ 1877 
VG-8 ☆ 1909-S VG-10. A quality circulated set. Housed in a custom 
album. (Total: 58 pieces) 

Rare 1858/7 Overdate Cent 


51 1858/7 Overdate. MS-63 (PCGS). Fully lustrous and warmly 

toned on intermingled hues of lilac-gray and coppery gold. Only 
16 examples of the variety have been certified as MS-63 or finer 
according to a recent issue of the Population Report. On the pres¬ 
ently offered specimen, the upper portion of a 7 is clearly visible at 
the top of the second 8 in the date. 



52 1858 Large Letters. MS-64 to 65. An attractive specimen having 

frosty design elements and smooth satiny fields. I he obverse is 
mostly brilliant, and the reverse exhibits intermingled coppery 
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1858 Small Letters. MS-64, prooflike. Sharply struck with frosty 
devices and nicely reflective fields. Roth surfaces exhibit pleasing 
pale olive-gold iridescence. An aesthetic treat that will appeal to 
the type collector as well as the small cent specialist. 



1859 MS-64 (NGC). Rounded bust truncation. A lovely gem ex¬ 
ample. The devices are sharp and frosty and the fields are smooth 
and satiny. A prize for the numismatic connoisseur. 

Regular-issue Indian cents with laurel wreath reverses were coined only in this year. 

Indian cent selection: ☆ 1860 AU-58 ☆ 1879 Proof-63, red and 
brown ☆1881 Proof-60, brown ☆ 1882 Proof-62, brown ☆ 1886 
Type I. Proof-60, brown ☆ 1887 Proof-62, brown ☆ 1897 Proof-64, 
red and brown ☆ 1901 Proof-63, brown ☆ 1908 Proof-60, lightly 
cleaned. A nice beginning to a Indian cent collection. (Total: 9 
pieces) 


1861 MS-64 (PCGS). Brilliant and attractive. Most design features 
show bold definition except the tips of some the feathers in the 
Indian s headdress. A few tiny obverse flecks were probably all that 
prevented PCGS from assigning a considerably higher grade. 

Trio of copper-nickel Indian cents in ANACS Cache holders: ☆ 
1861 MS-61 ☆ 1862 MS-63 ☆ 1863 MS-62. (Total: 3 pieces) 

Selection of popular Indian cent issues, each certified by PCGS: 
☆ 1863 MS-62. Brilliant ☆ 1864 copper-nickel. MS-62. Fully bril¬ 
liant ☆ 1883 Proof-64, BN ☆ 1893 Proof-63, RB. More red than 
brown ☆ 1907 Proof-64, BN. A nice selection. (Total: 5 pieces) 

1864 copper-nickel. MS-65. Delightful golden toning enhances the 
sharp lustrous devices and smooth satiny fields. Most of the design 
featui es show bold definition including the tips of the feathers in 
Miss Liberty s headdress. Copper-nickel Indian cents were coined 
for the final time in this year. 

1864 Bronze. No L. MS-64 RB. Frosty and mostly mint red fading 
to a delicate tan shade. An aesthetically pleasing example of 
America’s first bronze cent issue. 


New dies were cut for the 1864 With I- bronze cent following passage of the Act of 
April 22, 1864, but after many bronze cents without L had been struck. The new obverse 
finished the truncation of Liberty s bust into a sharp point, unlike the rounded shape 
seen on the previous copper-nickel issues. The designer’s initial L, standing for 
Longacre, was added to the die on the ribbon behind Liberty’s neck. 

62 1865 MS-65/64. Frosty, mostly brilliant surfaces with blushes and 

splashes of appealing golden brown iridescence. A small fleck to 
the left of the C in CENT should enable the next owner to identify 
this piece at any point in the future. 



1866 MS-65. Mostly tan surfaces with some indications of faded 
mint brilliance in the fields. The obverse edge is distinguished by a 
tiny die bieak at 9:00, something which looks like a rim bump at 
first glance. 


64 1867 Proof-64 RB (PCGS). Reflective iridescent surfaces display 

an attractive “woodgrain” effect. Slightly more than 625 Proof In¬ 
dian cents were minted this year. 




1868 MS-64. Mint red surfaces with just faint indicates of tan iri¬ 
descence. A few scarcely noticeable flecks are about all that pre¬ 
vent us from assigning a considerably higher grade. 



1869 MS-65, red and brown. A frosty gem that is outstanding both 
technically and aesthetically. Not easy to find this beautifully pre¬ 
served. 




1864 With L. MS-64. Lovely, rich golden brown around the pe¬ 
ripheries, with darker brown and pale blue centers. Often seen 
weakness at base of the wreath on the reverse, otherwise sharply 
struck. A nice example of the variety, with the designer’s initial on 
the ribbon. 

On April 22, 1864 Congress passed legislation authorizing the Mint to coin cents and 
two-cent pieces in “French bronze,” a mixture of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc. This 
act further outlawed the use of private tokens as substitutes for cents: this provision re¬ 
ferred to the thousands of Civil War-era tokens then in circulation. 


1870 MS-64 to 65. Fiery mint red just beginning to fade to brown. 
A beautiful example. Quality such as this is seldom encountered 
today. 


1871 Proof-64. An attractive example of the variety having the nu¬ 
merals 7 and 1 spaced apart in the date. Toned in a pleasing 
golden shade with bluish gray and maroon iridescence on the high 
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69 High-grade Indian cent quartette: ☆ 1875 MS-65 RB (PCGS) ☆ 
1882 MS-65, red and brown ☆ 1883 MS-63, dipped ☆ 1889 Proof- 
64, mostly red, with blushes oflilac iridescence on the reverse. (To¬ 
tal: 4 pieces) 


79 1909-S Indian. F-12, with some claims to a highei grade. A shallow 

scuff mark is noted in the left obverse field. Notably the 1909-S has 
the lowest mintage of any Indian cent issue. Only 309,000 wen 
coined. 


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1875 MS-64. Frosty and sharply struck. The surfaces are mostly 
mint red with pale lilac highlights. An inconsequential mark on 
Miss Liberty’s cheek just barely keeps this piece out of the MS-65 
category. 

1877 VF-30. Pleasing for the grade. While not the lowest mintage 
in the series (that honor belongs to the 1909-S Indian cent), it is, 
far and away, the most desirable date in the series. Worthy of a 
generous bid. 

Pair of key-date Indian cents: ☆ 1877 F-12. Full LIBERTY present 
☆ 1909-S F-12. Final year in the series. Fill those holes in your col¬ 
lection with this affordable pair. (Total: 2 pieces) 

1882 Proof-63. Sharply struck and attractively toned in inter¬ 
mingled hues of pink, gold, and lilac gray. One of only 3,100 Proof 
cents struck during the year. Housed in a slab as “Proof-65/65 
RED." 

1885 MS-63. Lustrous and mostly brilliant with faint lilac irides¬ 
cent highlights. We are of the opinion that the toning, although 
quite lovely, may have been artificially applied. 



1893 MS-65 RD (PCGS). Elusive this nice. Blazing red surfaces vir¬ 
tually alive with radiant mint lustre. A lovely gem. 

PCGS has certified 34 specimens of this date at the MS-65 RD level, with just eight 
pieces graded higher, all called MS-66. 



1893 MS-65. Brilliant and frosty. A lovely example of this popular 


design type. 



1904 MS-65. Lustrous and sharply struck. Toned attractively in 
golden and rose hues with deep iridescence on the obverse rim. 


1908-S MS-64. Brilliant and frosty. Almost as nice as the day it left 
the mint. One-cent pieces were coined at the San Francisco Mint 
for the first time in this year. 


80 Assortment of gem-quality Lincoln cents in PCGS holders. Out¬ 
standing both technically and aesthetically: 1909 V.D.B. MS-66 

RD ☆ 1909 MS-66 RD ☆ 1910 MS-65 RD ☆ 1910-S MS-65 RD 
1911 MS-65 RD ☆ 1912 MS-65 RD ☆ 1913 MS-65 RD ☆ 1914 MS- 
65 RD ☆ 1916 MS-66 RD ☆ 1917 MS-65 RD ☆ 1918 MS-65 RD ☆ 
1919 MS-66 RD ☆ 1920 MS-65 RD. (Total: 13 pieces) 



81 1909 V.D.B. MS-64 RD (ANACS Cache). Breen-2053. Doubled die 

obverse. Brilliant and lustrous. Minor doubling can be seen at LIB¬ 
ERTY and the date. Listed in the Breen Encyclopedia as “presently 
very rare.” 


Gem MS-66 1909-S V.D.B. U 



82 1909-S V.D.B. MS-66 RD (PCGS). A simply magnificent blazing 

red gem, and one of the very nicest specimens extant of this classic 
delicacy. Although PCGS has certified more than 1,000 Uncircu¬ 
lated submissions of 1909-S V.D.B. cents, only 23 red examples 
have been graded as MS-66, with just one finer. A prize for the 
numismatist who appreciates superb quality. 



83 1909-S V.D.B. MS-63 RD (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous. A lovely 
example of what may be the single most popular issue in the his¬ 
tory of American numismatics. 

84 Starter collection of early Lincoln cents comprised entirely of l n- 
circulated pieces. The selection grades average MS-63, unless oth¬ 
erwise noted: ☆ 1909 V.D.B., MS-64, red ☆ 1909 MS-63, red ☆ 
1910 MS-60 ☆1911 MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1912 MS-63, red and 
brown ☆ 1912-D MS-64, brown ☆ 1913-D MS-63, red and brown ☆ 
1914 MS-64, red ☆ 1916 MS-65, red and brown ☆ 1916-S MS-64, 
red and brown ☆ 1917-D MS-64, red and brown ☆ 1918 MS-64, 
red and brown ☆ 1918-D MS-64, red and brown ☆ 1919 MS-62, 
brown ☆ 1919-D MS-62, red ☆ 1920 MS-60 ☆ 1921 MS-60 ☆ 1923 
MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1924 MS-65, brown 'fr 1925 MS-64, red 
1926 MS-65, red ☆ 1927 MS-64, red and brown ☆ 1927-D MS-62, 
red and brown ☆ 1927-S MS-60 ☆ 1928 ☆ 1928-D ☆ 1929 ☆ 1929- 
D ☆ 1929-S ☆ 1930 ☆ 1930-D ☆ 1930-S ☆ 1931 ☆ 1931-D ☆ 1931- 
S ☆ 1932 ☆ 1932-1) ☆ 1933 ☆ 1933-D ☆ 1934 ☆ 1934-D ☆ 1935 ☆ 
1935-D ☆ 1935-S ☆ 1936 ☆ 1936-D ☆ 1936-S ☆ 1937 ☆ 1937-D ☆ 
1937-S ☆ 1938 ☆ 1938-D ☆ 1938-S ☆ 1939 ☆ 1939-D ☆ 1939-S ☆ 
1940 ☆ 1940-D ☆ 1940-S. (Total: 59 pieces) 


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Quartette of FCGS-certified Lincoln cents: ☆ 1909-S MS-65 RI) ☆ 
1915 MS-65 RD ☆ 1917-S MS-64 RD ☆ 1984 Doubled Die, MS-66 
RD. 1 he doubling on this last variety is most noticeable around 
Lincoln s ear. A superb grouping! (Total: 4 pieces) 

Quality offering ot early Lincoln cents with mintmarks: ☆ 1909-S 
MS-64, red ☆ 1910-S MS-64, red and brown ☆ 1911-S MS-64, 
brown ☆ 1912-S MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1913-S MS-63, red ☆ 
1922-D MS-63, dipped. (Total: 6 pieces) 

Offering of early Lincoln cents, mostly with mintmarks: ☆ 1909-S 
\ F-20 ☆ 1914-D Good ☆ 1914-S AU-58, with a carbon spot be¬ 
neath the date ☆ 1915 AU-50 ☆ 1920-S MS-63, red and brown ☆ 
1931-S MS-65, red. (Total: 6 pieces) 




1911-D MS-65 RD (PCGS). A splendid lustrous gem exhibiting just 
a faint whisper of lilac iridescence. A scarce variety in this lofty 
state of preservation. 




1911-S MS-65 RD (PCGS). A blazing red specimen just beginning 
to fade to a delicate tan shade. The issue is eagerly sought by ad¬ 
vanced collectors in this lofty state of preservation. 


1912-D MS-63. Skillfully dipped in the past, and now beginning to 
retone in delicate pastel shades of pink and blue. 


91 1912-S MS-64 RD (PCGS). A lovely example of this scarce and de¬ 

sirable Lincoln cent variety. 


92 High-grade Lincoln cent assortment: ☆ 1913-S MS-64, red and 
brown ☆ 1918-D MS-64, red and brown ☆ 1923 MS-64, red ☆ 
192/-S MS-63, red ft 1932 MS-65, red ft 1933 MS-64, red, dipped. 
(Total: 6 pieces) 


Classic MS-65 1914-D 10 



93 1914-D MS-65 RD (PCGS). A blazing gem that is outstanding both 

technically and aesthetically. A prize for the collector who desires 
the finest quality available. The 1914-D has long been recognized 
as a key issue in the Lincoln cent series and gem MS-65 pieces are 
encountered only occasionally. 


High-Grade 1914-S Cent 



94 1914-S MS-65 RD (PCGS). Brilliant and lust rous with some 

blushes of blue iridescence on the high points of the obverse. Al¬ 
though the 1914-S is not particularly rare in lower grades, gem- 
quality examples such as this are very elusive. PCGS has certified 
just 17 submissions of 1914-S cents as MS-65, with just one finer. 
Worth a generous bid! 



95 1914-S MS-64 RB (PCGS). Sharply struck with chocolate brown 
toning and wisps of faded mint brilliance. The 1914-S cent is 
scarce and desirable in this preservation. 

96 1915 MS-63 RB (PCGS). Popular Philadelphia Mint issue. 

97 High-quality quartette of certified Denver Mint issues: ft 1915-D 
MS-65 RI) (PCGS) ☆ 1925-D MS-64 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1927-D MS-64 
RD (NGC) ☆ 1928-D MS-65 RD (PCGS). (Total: 4 pieces) 



98 1915-S MS-65 RB (NGC). Lustrous and attractive. The surfaces are 

about 40% mint red fading to a delicate tan shade in the remaining 
areas. 


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1916-D MS-65 RD (PCGS). Frosty and sharply struck with virtually 
all design features defined to full advantage. Nice eye appeal! 




100 1916-S MS-65 RD (PCGS). A delightful gem having sharp devices 

and frosty surfaces. Although the issue is readily available in MS-60 
and lower grades, pieces grading MS-65 constitute just a tiny pro¬ 
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1917-D MS-65 RD (PCGS). Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. 
Almost as nice as the moment it left the dies. An aesthetic treat! 



102 1918-S MS-64 RB (PCGS). Although readily available in AU and 

lower grades. Uncirculated 1918-S cents are scarce, and gem ex¬ 
amples are especially desirable. 


103 1919-D MS-65 RD (NGC). A blazing gem example having fully red 

surfaces and satiny fields. Some softness of definition on the re¬ 
verse is probably due more to die wear than to softness of striking. 



104 1919-S MS-65 RD (NGC). Lustrous and attractive. The brilliant 

surfaces are just beginning to fade to an appealing tan shade. 
Worth a generous bid from the connoisseur of quality! 


105 1920-D MS-63 RD (PCGS). Bright and frosty with nice eye appeal. 



106 1920-S MS-65 RD (NGC). Smooth satiny surfaces. Mostly brilliant, 

with some faint blushes of delicate lilac iridescence. The 1920-S is 
rare and eagerly sought in this lofty state of preservation. 


107 Starter collection of Lincoln cents comprised largely of gem-qual¬ 
ity certified issues. The selection includes the following: ☆1921 
MS-66 R1) (NGC) ☆ 1924 MS-66 RD (NGC) ☆ 1925 MS-66 RD 
(PCGS) ☆ 1926 MS-65 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1927 MS-66 RD (PCGS) ☆ 
1928 MS-65 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1928-S MS-64 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1929 MS- 
65 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1929-D MS-65 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1929-S MS-65 RD 
(PCGS) ☆ 1930 MS-65 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1930-D MS-66 RD (PCGS) ☆ 
1930-S MS-65 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1931 MS-65 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1931-S MS- 
65 RI) (PCGS) ☆ 1932-D MS-65 RD (PCGS) ☆ 1933-D MS-65 RI) 
(PCGS). This offering also includes a set of Lincoln cents by date 
and mint (one each) complete from 1934 through 1958-D (except 
for the 1955 Doubled Die), housed in a plastic display holder, aver¬ 
age MS-63 to 65. (Total: 88 pieces) 



108 1921-S MS-64 RB (PCGS). The obverse exhibits pale olive-tan ton¬ 

ing. The reverse is mostly mint red. Scarce in this high condition. 


109 1922-D MS-65 RD (PCGS). Sharply struck and fully lustrous with 

blushes of lilac and gold iridescence on both surfaces. 

Outstanding 1923-S 10 



110 1923-S MS-65 RD (PCGS). Lustrous and attractive. The brilliant 
surfaces are just beginning to fade to a pleasing tan shade. Rare in 
this lofty state of preservation. PCGS has certified just 12 submis¬ 
sions of 1923-S cents as MS-65 RD with none finer. A prize for the 
collector who desires the finest quality available. 

111 1924-D MS-64 RB (PCGS). Golden brown toning is intermingled 
with faded mint brilliance on both surfaces. 

112 1924-D MS-63 RB (PCGS). Both surfaces are fully lustrous with 
about 40% of the original mint brilliance still surviving. 



113 1924-S MS-65 RB (NGC). Sharply struck with smooth satiny lustre. 
The surfaces are mostly tan with tinges of fiery mint brilliance at 
the peripheries and around the design elements. 

114 1925-S MS-62, red and brown. Blushes of pale golden brown nicely 
complement the satiny surfaces. 

115 1926-S MS-65, red and brown. A lovely gem example having 
golden brown toning and vivid pink and blue iridescent highlights. 
Not easy to find in this grade. 



116 1926-S MS-64 RB (NGC). Boldly struck with most design features 
defined to full advantage. Blushes of blue and violet iridescence 
accent both surfaces. Although readily available in lower grades 
the 1926-S is truly elusive in gem condition. 

117 Roll of brilliant 1930-D cents grading average MS-63 to 64. A 

lovely grouping. (Total: 50 pieces) 

118 1931-D MS-64 RD (PCGS). A frosty blazing gem. 


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Uncirculated 1931-S U Roll 

119 Roll ot brilliant 1931-S cents grading average MS-63 to 64. The 

1931-S has long been prized by Lincoln cent enthusiasts; even ex¬ 
amples in worn condition command substantial premiums from 
specialists. The appearance at auction of a full roll of Mint State 
examples is not a frequent occurrence in today’s market. We an¬ 
ticipate many generous bids when this lot crosses the auction 
block. (Total: 50 pieces) 


Gem 1955 Doubled Die 10 



120 1955 Doubled Die. MS-64 RD (PCGS). Brilliant, lustrous and 

sharply struck. One of the nicest survivors of this scarce and peren¬ 
nially popular variety. 

It is estimated that only about 20,000 examples were originally distributed, and of 
these, the majority of survivors show indications of having been in circulation. Signifi¬ 
cantly, PCGS has graded fewer than 50 submissions of red examples as MS-64 or better. 


Gem 1955 Doubled Die 10 



121 1955 Doubled Die. MS-64 RB (PCGS). Mostly golden brown sur¬ 

faces with wisps of mint red surviving around the design elements. 
Pale electric blue and maroon highlights enhance both the obverse 
and reverse. Certainly one of the most desirable varieties of the lat¬ 
ter half of the 20th century. 


122 1955 Doubled Die, AU-58. Golden brown surfaces with sky blue 

iridescent highlights. The variety has long been prized by cent col¬ 
lectors and error specialists alike. Another example of this peren¬ 
nially popular issue. 


Two-Cent Pieces 



128 1872 MS-62. Fully lustrous. The surfaces are about 50% mint red 

with golden brown, maroon, and blue iridescence in the remain¬ 
ing areas. The 1872 has the second lowest mintage in the two-cent 
series after the Proof-only 1873. Just 65,000 were struck. 

Nickel Three-Cent Pieces 


129 Starter collection of three-cent pieces having an average grade of 
EF-40 to AU-50: ☆ 1865 ☆ 1866 ☆ 1867 ☆ 1869 ☆ 1875 ☆ 1876 ☆ 
1880 ☆ 1889. (Total: 8 pieces) 


130 1867 MS-64 (PCGS). Frosty silver surfaces glow warmly with 

splashes of iridescent golden toning. A nice coin for a type collec¬ 
tion. 


131 



1869 MS-65. Fully lustrous and mostly brilliant wifh just a faint 
nuance of golden gray iridescence. 


132 1869 Doubled Date. Breen-2421. MS-63 (ANACS Cache). Frosty 

with some central design softness, and a whisper of golden gray 
iridescence. A tiny spot is noted by Miss Liberty’s temple. 



133 1876 Proof-65. Sharply struck with frosty devices and glittering 

mirror Fields. A popular centennial year issue. 


123 1955 Doubled Die, AU-55. Pleasing chestnut brown coloration 
enhances both the obverse and reverse. Much original satiny mint 
lustre still survives in the fields. 

124 1955 Doubled Die. AU-50. A deep tan specimen of one of the 
most popular small cent issues. Boldly doubled obverse features 
are plainly evident to the unaided eye. A nice choice for the Lin¬ 
coln cent enthusiast. 

125 1972 Doubled Die. MS-66 RD (PCGS). A blazing red gem, virtu¬ 
ally as nice as the moment it left the dies. Outstanding both techni¬ 
cally and aesthetically. 

126 1972 Doubled Die. MS-64, Red (Hallmark). Fully red. A few scat¬ 
tered marks keep this from a much higher grade. 

127 1972 Doubled Die. MS-64, Red (Hallmark). Fully red, choice for 
the grade. A popular issue. 



134 1883 Proof-65. Brilliant surfaces. The frosty cameo devices con¬ 

trast beautifully with glittering mirror fields. Only 10,609 three- 
cent pieces were coined during the year, a figure which includes 
business strikes as well as Proofs. 



135 1884 Proof-66. Sharply struck and beautifully toned in lovely 

golden hues. Outstanding both technically and aesthetically. A 
mere 5,642 three-cent pieces were coined during the year, and the 
presently offered piece certainly ranks among the finest extant. 


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136 1885 Proof-65. Pale golden toning. A scattering of tiny reverse 
flecks is about all that keeps this piece out of the Proof-67 cat- 
egory. Only 4,790 1885 three-cent pieces were coined; one of the 
lowest production figures in the series. 

137 1887 Proof-63 (ANACS Cache). Mostly brilliant with just a whisper 
of pale golden iridescence on the high points. Magnification re¬ 
veals a few tiny flecks on the reverse. 

Silver Three-Cent Pif.cfs 



138 1851-0 MS-64 (PCGS). Frosty and warmly toned in intermingled 
shades of gold, lilac, and gunmetal-gray. The 1851-0 is notable as 
the only three-cent issue coined at the New Orleans Mint. 

139 1862/1 Overdate. MS-62. The central areas are brilliant with wisps 
of gold and gray iridescence peripherally. Walter Breen lists the 
variety as being “very scarce" in his Encyclopedia, and notes that it 
was discovered by John Cobb in 1963. 

140 1862 MS-64. A lovely prooflike example exhibiting pale cham¬ 
pagne iridescence. Both the obverse and reverse show light 
clashmarks. Very appealing from the aesthetic perspective. 


(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

141 1871 Proof-64. The obverse exhibits pleasing golden gray irides¬ 
cence with some splashes of vivid electric blue coloration. The re¬ 
verse has pewter gray toning. A scant 4,360 silver three-cent pieces 
were coined in 1871, a number which includes just 960 Proofs. 

Nickel five-Cent pieces 

142 1866 MS-63. Fully lustrous with pale golden toning. A small re¬ 
verse rim cud at 7:00 appears to be a bump at first glance. Shield 
nickels with reverse rays were coined only in the years 1866 and 
1867, and hence are eagerly sought by type collectors as well as 
nickel specialists. 

143 Grouping of Shield and Liberty nickels; ☆ 1866 AU-55 ☆ 1883 
Shield, AU-55 ☆ 1883 Liberty, Without CENTS (2), AU-50 and EF- 
45. The latter piece has reverse spots ☆ 1902 EF-45 ☆ 1904 MS-60, 
whizzed ☆ 1905 AU-50 ☆ 1907 AU-50 ☆ 1909 AU-50 ☆ 1910 MS- 
60. (Total; 10 pieces) 


144 Pair of nickels illustrating the Shield and Liberty Head design 
types. Each grades MS-63 (ANACS Cache): ☆ 1870 ☆ 1893. The 
latter piece is somewhat spotty. (Total: 2 pieces) 

Gem Proof 1879 Five Cents 



145 1879 Proof-66. Quite scarce as a date, with a Proof mintage of 
3,200 pieces and an attendant business strike mintage of 25,900 
coins. Deep mirror fields and well-defined frosty devices splashed 
with iridescent shades of pastel rose, gold, and sky blue. A reverse 
planchet flaw, as minted, connects the E in AMERICA to the star 
immediately beneath. 

146 Trio of Liberty nickels: ☆ 1883 No CENTS, MS-64 ☆ 1883 No 
CENTS, gold plated, EF-45 ☆ 1883 With CENTS, MS-64. (Total: 3 
pieces) 



147 1885 Proof-64. A delightful, sharply struck specimen having frosty 
devices and glittering mirror fields. Both surfaces exhibit blushes 
of delicate gold and pink. The 1885 is an important key issue in 
the Liberty nickel series, and has the lowest mintage of any Phila¬ 
delphia Mint date from 1883 until 1912. Worth a generous bid. 

148 Assortment of early 20th-century nickels mostly grading AU or 
better: ☆ 1904 Proof-60 ☆ 1905 AU-50 ☆ 1906 AU-58 ☆ 1907 MS- 
61 ☆ 1910 EF-45 ☆ 1911 MS-63 ☆ 1912 AU-58 ☆ 1912-D MS-60. 
All have toning. (Total: 8 pieces) 

149 1904 MS-65 (PCGS). Frosty and sharply struck with just the faint¬ 
est indications of golden iridescence. Only a tiny proportion of 
the Uncirculated pieces seen are this nicely preserved. 

150 1911 Proof-64. Sharply struck and beautifully toned in pastel 
shades of gold, pink, and lilac. Only 1,733 Proofs were produced 
during the year. 

151 1914-S MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous surfaces display deep iridescent 
shades of gold and rose. Well struck for the issue. 

152 Quartette of 1918-S nickels grading AU-50 each. All exhibit ap¬ 
pealing gold and lilac coloration. (Total: 4 pieces) 

153 Selection of Buffalo nickels struck at the San Francisco Mint. Each 
is attractively toned: ☆ 1918-S EF-45 ☆ 1919-S EF-40 ☆ 1920-S EF- 
45 ☆ 1923-S EF-40 ☆ 1926-S EF-40. (Total: 5 pieces) 




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154 1919-D MS-64. The frosty surfaces are warmly toned in intermin¬ 
gled hues of golden gray and sea green. Close examination reveals 
a tins planchet lamination flaw on the bison’s shoulder. Not easy 
to find in this grade. 

155 1927-D MS-64. Smooth satiny lustre with just a faint hint of golden 
iridescence. Some softness of definition is noted on the high 
points of both surfaces. 



156 1937 Proof-65 (NGC). Highly reflective surfaces lightly toned in 
shades of pale gold and sky blue. A scattering of tiny surface flecks 
are noted for accuracy. One of 5,769 specimens minted in the 
Proof format this year. 

Hoard of 1950-D Nickels 

157 Hoard of 1950-D nickels having an average grade of MS-64. Each 
is lustrous, and many exhibit delicate light toning. An outstanding 
group. (Total: 160 pieces) 

The 1950-D nickel, because of its low mintage, has long been prized. In years past, 
rolls of Uncirculated examples traded for up to $1,-400 each (in 1965)! Today the 1950-D 
nickel, although quite popular, has largely faded from the numismatic limelight. 

Half Dimes 



158 1800 Valentine-2. VG-8. Pale golden iridescence with some faint 

scratches on both surfaces and evidence of burnishing on the 
lower part of the Liberty motif. This is the “LIBERTY” variety, so 
called because the letter R in LIBERTY is incomplete at the top, 
giving it the appearance of a K. 


Dimes 


162 Offering of Philadelphia Mint dimes illustrating three popular de¬ 
sign types: ☆1821 Large Date, John Reich-7, VE-30 ☆ 1821 Small 
Date, JR-8, EE-40 ☆ 1891 EF-45 ☆ 1910 AU-50 ☆1913 AU-50. (To¬ 
tal: 5 pieces) 


163 1831 JR-4. MS-60, prooflike. The reflective surfaces are warmly 

toned in intermingled hues of gold, gray, and electric blue. The 
authors of the John Reich dime book were aware of only four Un¬ 
circulated specimens as of 1984. 



164 1834 JR-4. EF-45. Condition Census. Mostly brilliant surfaces with 

wisps of rich golden iridescence at the rims. Much original mint 
lustre can be seen in the fields. The JR-4 variety is scarce in all 
grades and rare above the VF level. The authors of the John Reich 
dime book report that the “Finest seen is EF-40.” A splendid op¬ 
portunity for the numismatist who desires the finest quality avail¬ 
able. 



165 1879 Proof-63. A lovely specimen having blazing mircor fields and 

frosty motifs. Virtually all design features are boldly defined with 
the exception of the upper tassel on the left side of the wreath. 
Both surfaces are mostly brilliant with just a blush of delicate 
golden iridescence at the rim. Only 1,100 Proof dimes were coined 
during the year. 


166 Quartette of desirable dimes in ANACS Cache holders: ☆ 1884 
AU-55 ☆ 1888 MS-62 ☆ 1916 Barber, MS-61 ☆ 1942/1 Overdate, 
VF-20. (Total: 4 pieces) 

167 1894 Proof-62 (PCGS). Sharply struck. The frosty devices beauti¬ 
fully complement the glittering mirror fields. Both the obverse 
and reverse exhibit pale champagne iridescence. 

168 1906 Proof-63 (PCGS). The central areas are brilliant and wisps of 
lovely golden iridescence enhance the rims. Very appealing from 
an aesthetic perspective. Only 675 Proof dimes were coined dur¬ 
ing the year. 


159 Pair of lustrous half dimes illustrating different 19th-century de¬ 
sign types. Each grades AU-55: ☆ 1834 V-l ☆ 1858-0. (Total: 2 
pieces) 

160 1853 Arrows. MS-60 (PCGS). From a heavily clashed state of the 
dies, with evidence of this plainly seen on both sides. A nice coin, 
perhaps conserv atively graded by PCGS. Take a closer look, then 
bid accordingly. 

161 1872-3 Mintmark Above Bow. MS-63. Brilliant, lustrous, and 
sharply struck. The obverse fields show numerous clash marks. 

Clash marks occur when a pair of dies clash together without an intervening planchet. 
When the dies dash, the impact causes elements of the obverse to be impressed into the 
reve rse die. and likewise for elements of the reverse to he impressed into the obverse die. 
Hie resulting clash marks .ire transferred to the coins subsequently produced, thereby 
providing a permanent record of the event. 


169 1908-S MS-62 (PCGS). Mostly brilliant surfaces, with just a faint 
nuance of golden iridescence at the reverse rim. Not easy to find 
in Mint State. 

170 1913 MS-64. Pale gold enhances mostly frosty surfaces. 

171 Trio of key-issue Mercury dimes: ☆ 1916-D AG-3, with the sharp¬ 
ness of a G-6 example, but with some reverse marks ☆ 1921-D EF- 
45, with coppery gold toning ☆ 1942/1 Overdate, AU-50, mostly 
brilliant. (Total: 3 pieces) 


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172 1935-D MS-67 (ANACS Cache). Beautifully toned in hues of cop¬ 
pery gold, electric blue, and maroon. Outstanding quality! 

173 Roll of 1945-D Mercury dimes, with an average grade of MS-64. 
(Total: 50 pieces) 

174 Roll of 1945-D Mercury dimes, with an average grade of MS-63. 
(Total: 50 pieces) 

Twenty-Cent Pieces 



180 1862 MS-63. An attractive, lustrous, boldly struck example. Most 
design features show superb definition including Miss Liberty’s 
hair and drapery and the eagle’s plumage. On the obverse, all of 
the stars show their radials. Very appealing. 

181 1873 Arrows. AU-58 (PCGS). Lustrous and attractive, with just a 
whisper of pale champagne iridescence at the obverse rim. Faint 
indications of friction are all that keep this desirable piece out of 
the Uncirculated category. 


175 1876 AU-55. Mostly brilliant surfaces with much original prooflike 
character still surviving in the fields. A scant 15,900 20-cent pieces 
were coined at the Philadelphia Mint during the year. 

176 1876 AU-50. Sharply struck and attractively toned. 

Quarter dollars 

177 Assortment of quarters with dates spanning more than a century: 
☆ 1806 F-15, with an obverse scratch ☆ 1849 VF-35 ☆ 1877-S AU- 
55 ☆ 1891 EF-45 ☆ 1909 EF-40 ☆ 1916-D AU-50 ☆ 1917 Type I (3), 
AU-50, EF-40, and VF-35 ☆ 1917-D Type I, AU-58 ☆ 1920 EF-45 ☆ 
1926 AU-50 ☆ 1928-D EF-45 ☆ 1929 AU-50 ☆ 1935-D MS-60 ☆ 
1937-D MS-64. (Total: 16 pieces) 


178 1818 Browning-10. EF-40. Gunmetal-gray surfaces with pale gold 

and sky blue highlights. The obverse shows virtually perfect center¬ 
ing. Traces of frosty mint lustre can be seen around the stars, let¬ 
ters, numerals, and in other protected areas. 

Opinions vary respecting the availability of the die combination. Jules Reiver in his 
“Variety Identification Manual” lists it as being Rarity-1. Walter Breen, in the recently 
updated edition of Browning, considers it to be Rarity-6. 



179 1859 Proof-61. “Type I” obverse and reverse. Pale silver gray ton¬ 

ing. Although some 800 Proof quarters were originally struck, it is 
thought that many were later melted as unsold. Walter Breen re¬ 
ports that the presently offered variety is “very rare.” 

The dies used to produce Proof 1859 quarters were prepared from two different ob¬ 
verse hubs and two different reverse hubs. On the “Type I” obverse, Miss Liberty has a 
single hair ribbon, whereas on the “Type II" obverse, the hair ribbon is doubled. On the 
“Type I” reverse the bottom arrowhead is connected with the shaft of the central arrow; 
on the “Type 11" reverse the arrowheads are spaced apart. 




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1875 MS-64/65. “Type II,” reverse with the letters TATE spaced 
apart at their bases. Toned in hues of pale gold and gunmetal- 
gray. 


Desirable quarter dollar assortment: ☆ 1875 EF-40 ☆ 1888-S EF-45 
☆ 1900-S Type II reverse, MS-61 ☆ 1917 Type I, MS-63 ☆ 1918-S 
MS-60. (Total: 5 pieces) 


Offering of quarters illustrating a trio of popular design types: ☆ 
1876-CC EF-40, with some light scratches ☆ 1907-0 MS-62 ☆ 1924- 
D MS-63 ☆ 1930 MS-64, Full Head. (Total: 4 pieces) 

Pair of Uncirculated Barber issues: ☆ 1899 MS-62/65, brilliant ☆ 
1902 MS-60/64, golden toning. (Total: 2 pieces) 


1899 MS-62 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous. Very attractive for the 
grade. 

Uncirculated pair: ☆ 1903-S MS-62 ☆ 1928-D MS-63. Each has light 
toning. (Total: 2 pieces) 



1906-D MS-64. The central areas are brilliant deepening to golden 
brown and gunmetal-gray at the rims. Quarter dollars were struck 
at the Denver Mint for the first time in this year. 

Pair of Uncirculated Standing Liberty issues: ☆ 1917 Type I, MS- 
64, Full Head ☆ 1918-S MS-63. Both are fully lustrous with nicely 
matched golden toning. (Total: 2 pieces) 

1917 Type I. MS-63 FH (ANA Cache). Brilliant and sharply struck, 
with a whisper of pale golden toning on both surfaces. Choice for 
the grade. 

1929-D MS-64. Satiny and mostly brilliant with just a whisper of 
faint golden iridescence. Quite appealing aesthetically. 


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192 1929-S MS-66. Frosty with pale champagne iridescence and some 
splashes of deeper coloration. Such outstanding quality does not 
cross the auction block often. 

193 Roll of mostly brilliant 1949 quarters having an average grade of 
MS-63 to 64. A nice selection. (Total: 40 pieces) 

Half Dot tars 



194 1795 Overton-105. F-12. Pale coppery golden toning enhances the 

central areas, and wisps of electric blue complement the rims. 
Flowing Hair type half dollars were coined only in the years 1794 
and 1795 and are eagerly sought in all grades. 


195 Quartette of popular half dollar issues: ☆ 1807 Bust Right, VG-8 ☆ 
1899-S AU-50 ☆ 1921-D VG-8 ☆ 1923-S EF-45. (Total: 4 pieces) 

196 19th-century half dollar offering: ☆ 1829 EF-45 ☆ 1832 AU-50 ☆ 
1855-0 Arrows, AU-50 ☆ 1876 EF-40 ☆ 1899 AU-55, with an ob¬ 
verse scratch. (Total: 5 pieces) 


197 Offering of half dollars in AN ACS Cache holders: ☆ 1830 AU-55 
☆ 1832 0-118, AU-50, nice eye appeal ☆ 1877 EF-45, attractive for 
the grade. (Total: 3 pieces) 


198 Assortment of half dollars coined at the Philadelphia and San 
Francisco mints, all with toning: ☆ 1834 Small Date, EF-40 ☆ 1858- 
S (2), AU-50 and EF-45 ☆ 1860-S AU-58 ☆ 1867-S EF-40 ☆ 1896-S 
F-12. (Total: 6 pieces) 


199 1878 Proof-60. Sharply struck and brilliant. A scarcely noticeable 
scratch on the Liberty Seated figure and some faint hairlines ac¬ 
count for the assigned grade. Quite aesthetically appealing overall. 

200 1890 MS-62 (ANACS Cache). Gunmetal-gray toning with pale blue 
and lilac iridescent highlights. 


201 Starter collection of Barber half dollars: ☆ 1894 F-12 ☆ 1894-S F- 
12 ☆ 1897 VF-30 ☆ 1902-S VF-20 ☆ 1909-S VF-20 ☆ 1910-S F-15 ☆ 
1911 VF-20 ☆ 1912-D VF-20 ☆ 1914-S VF-25 ☆ 1915-S (2), VF-30 
and VF-20. (Total: 11 pieces) 


202 1901 Proof-63. The obverse has gunmetal-gray and golden brown 

coloration. The reverse is mostly brilliant. The Proof brilliance of 
this specimen is somewhat subdued. 


203 1902-S MS-62. Satiny surfaces toned in intermingled pastel hues of 
blue and gold. Scarce in this lofty state of preservation. 

204 1908-D MS-61 (ANACS Cache). Warmly toned in mottled gun- 
metal-blue and gray shades. 



205 1913 Proof-60. Sharply struck with appealing light golden toning 
on both surfaces. Only 627 Proof half dollars were produced dur¬ 
ing the year. The 1913 half dollar is scarce and eagerly sought in all 
grades. Attractive examples such as this are especially desirable. 

206 1916-D MS-63. Brilliant and lustrous. The first year of the Liberty 
Walking design type. 

Liberty Walking half dollars with obverse mintmarks were produced only in the years 
1916 and 1917. 

207 Liberty Walking selection: ☆ 1918-S EF-45 ☆ 1923-S (2), AU-55 
and AU-50 ☆ 1946-D (2), MS-64 and MS-63. (Total: 5 pieces) 

208 Uncirculated “short set” of Liberty Walking half dollars: ☆ 1941 
PDS ☆ 1942 PDS ☆ 1943 PDS ☆ 1944 PDS ☆ 1945 PDS ☆ 1946 
PDS ☆ 1947 PD. All coins have an average grade of MS-63 to 64, 
and are housed in a custom holder. A nice beginning to your 
Walking Liberty half dollar collection. (Total: 20 pieces) 

209 1945-S MS-66. Frosty and mostly brilliant, with some light golden 
toning at the obverse rim. Outstanding quality. 

210 Group of 1946-D Liberty Walking half dollars, all graded MS-65 
by NGC. Nice. (Total: 10 pieces) 

211 Selection of Proof Franklin half dollars: ☆ 1952 (ANACS Cache) 
(3). Two Proof-65, one Proof-64 ☆ 1952 Proof-64 ☆ 1953 Proof-64 
(2). (Total: 6 pieces) 

212 Hoard of 1957 Proof Franklin half dollars, each graded Proof-64. 
(Total: 40 pieces) 

SILVER DOLLARS 



213 1795 Flowing Hair. Bolender-1. VF-20. An attractive example hav¬ 

ing smooth fields, and appealing intermingled gold and lilac iri¬ 
descence. Both the obverse and reverse show excellent centering. 


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221 Silver dollar selection: ft 1859-0 VG-10 ft 1860-0 I 1 2, cleaned 
with a scratch to the right of the date ft 1871 (3), two VF-30, and 
another, VF-20 ft 1872 (2), VF-30 and F-12. (Total: 7 pieces) 

222 1860-0 Ef-40, cleaned. Mostly brilliant with just a whisper of 
golden iridescence. Still quite lustrous despite evidence of brief 
circulation. 

223 1870 AU-55. Lustrous with a faint nuance of champagne irides 
cence. The obverse is a notch or two finer than the obverse and 
would probably be graded by many numismatists as MS-60 or bet¬ 
ter if considered separately. 


214 1798 Heraldic Eagle. B-23. VF-30. Medium gray surfaces with pale 

blue and lilac iridescent highlights. The reverse is made distinctive 
by a tiny die flaw at the fourth star. 



215 1799 B-l la. VF-20 (ANACS Cache). Pewter gray toning with some 

rim irregularities on the reverse between 5:00 and 7:00 as illus¬ 
trated. The reverse of B-l la is made distinct by having a broken U 
in UNITED and a single berry on the olive branch in the eagle’s 
left claw. 


224 1870 AU-50. Untoned surfaces with much original prooflike char¬ 

acter surviving in the fields. A popular Liberty Seated issue. 



225 1870-CC EF-40. Cleaned long ago and since retoned in a pale 

golden shade. The 1870-CC is scarce and eagerly sought in all 
grades 


MORGAN AND PEACE DOLLARS 



216 1799 B-17. VF-20. Gunmetal-gray toning with intermingled blue 
and golden brown iridescent highlights. The reverse shows almost 
perfect centering. 

The B-l7 variety is made distinct by the outermost arrow in the eagle’s right claw, the 
tip of which terminates under the center of the U in UNITED. B-l 7 is the only 1799 vari¬ 
ety which shows this feature. On all of the other varieties of the year, the arrow extends 
past the center of the U. 

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217 1799 B-17. F-15. Silver gray surfaces. An obverse rim bump is 
noted at 12:00, and a small carbon spot can be seen below the 
eagle’s beak. 

218 Quartette of “No Motto” type Liberty Seated dollars: ft 1841 EF- 
40, brilliant ft 1843 EF-45, brilliant ft 1846-0 VG-8, toned ft 1850- 
O VG-8, toned. (Total: 4 pieces) 

219 Liberty Seated pair: ft 1853 EF-45. Scarce date ft 1859 Proof-50. 
This latter piece has a scratch over the eagle’s head. (Total: 2 
pieces) 

220 Pair of silver dollars grading AU-50 each: ft 1859-0, pale golden 
toning ft 1871, brilliant. (Total: 2 pieces) 


226 Offering of Uncirculated Philadelphia Mint issues: ft 1878 7/8 
Tailfeathers, MS-64 ft 1879 MS-63 ft 1880 MS-63 ft 1885 MS-64, 
prooflike ft 1886 MS-63 ft 1890 MS-62 ☆ 1892 MS-60 ft 1893 MS- 
62 ☆ 1896 MS-64 ft 1903 MS-63. (Total: 10 pieces) 

227 1878 7/8 Tailfeathers. MS-63 DMPL (ANACS Cache). Van Allen- 
Mallis 41. Mostly brilliant surfaces, with a whisper of golden irides¬ 
cence at the rims. Close examination reveals a scarcely noticeable 
reverse rim bump at 10:00. 

228 Quality silver dollar selection including many nice prooflike ex¬ 
amples: ft 1878 7/8 Tailfeathers, MS-62, prooflike ft 1878-S (3), 
one MS-63, prooflike; one, MS-62 DMPL; one, MS-62 ft 1880-S (3), 
one MS-64, prooflike, and two MS-63 ft 1881-S (3), one MS-65, 
prooflike, and two MS-64, prooflike ft 1884-0 MS-63, prooflike ft 
1885 MS-63, prooflike ft 1886 MS-62 ft 1887 MS-63 DMPL ft 1889 
MS-63, prooflike ft 1898-0 MS-63, prooflike ft 1899-0 MS-64 ft 
1900-0 MS-63, prooflike ft 1901-0 MS-63, prooflike. (Total: 19 
pieces) 

229 Assortment of Morgan and Peace issues having an average grade 
of EF-40 to AU-50, except where noted: ft 1878 7/8 Tailfeathers ft 
1879-CC ft 1882 ☆ 1882-0 ft 1883-0 ft 1883-S (3) ☆ 1904-0 MS- 
62 ft 1921-S Morgan ft 1927. A few of these pieces have been 
cleaned. (Total: 11 pieces) 

230 Pair of certified dollars: ft 1878-GC MS-64 (NGC) ft 1880-S MS-63 
PL (ANACS Cache). Each is mostly brilliant with a whisper of 
pleasing golden iridescence. (Total: 2 pieces) 

231 Offering of Uncirculated silver dollars in ANACS Cache holders: 
ft 1878-CC MS-64 ft 1881-CC MS-64 ft 1884-CC MS-64 ft 1885-CC 
MS-64 ft 1922 MS-62 ft 1922-S MS-61 ft 1923 MS-64 (2) ☆ 1924 
MS-64. (Total: 9 pieces) 


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232 1878-CC MS-63 DMPL (ANACS Cache). Brilliant in the central ar¬ 
eas with pleasing champagne iridescence peripherally. 

233 Grouping of Uncirculated silver dollars with mintmarks. All are 
brilliant: ☆ 1878-CC MS-63 ☆ 1878-S MS-64, prooflike ☆ 1881-S 
MS-63, prooflike ☆ 1885-0 MS-64 ☆ 1889-0 MS-62 ☆ 1897-S MS- 
64 ☆ 1922-S MS-63. (Total: 7 pieces) 

234 Assortment of mostly Uncirculated silver dollars with mintmarks, 
all with different dates: ☆ 1878-CC MS-63 ☆ 1881-S MS-65 ☆ 1883- 
O MS-64, prooflike ☆ 1887-S/S Doubled Mintmark variety, MS-60 

☆ 1888-0 MS-63 ☆ 1889-0 AU-55 ☆ 1891-S MS-63 ☆ 1897-S MS-60 

☆ 1898-0 MS-64 ☆ 1899-0 MS-65 ☆ 1900-0 MS-64 ☆ 1902-0 MS- 
64 ☆ 1904-0 MS-64 ☆ 1926-D MS-63. (Total: 14 pieces) 

Gem Prooflike 1878-S $1 


235 1878-S MS-65 DMPL (PCGS). Brilliant and sharply struck with 
frosty devices and glittering mirror fields. Outstanding both tech¬ 
nically and aesthetically. 

236 Certified Morgan dollar selection: ☆ 1878-S MS-63 PL (ANACS 
Cache) ☆ 1878-S MS-63 PL (Accugrade) ☆ 1880-S MS-63 DMPL 
(PCGS) ☆ 1882-0 MS-62 DMPL (INS as MS-63 DMPL) ☆ 1883-CC 
MS-64 DMPL (ANACS Cache) ☆ 1883-0 MS-63 MP/L 
(Accugrade) ☆ 1886 MS-63/65 DMPL (INS as MS-64 DMPL) ☆ 
1887 MS-62 DMPL (Accugrade as MS-63 DMP/L) ☆ 1888-0 MS- 
63 DMPL (ANACS Cache) ☆ 1891-CC MS-60 PL (Hallmark) ☆ 
1897-S MS-63 DMPL (ANACS Cache) ☆ 1902-0 MS-63 PL (PCGS) 
☆ 1904-0 MS-63 DMPL (PCGS). (Total: 13 pieces) 


237 1879 MS-65. Mirrorlike fields graced with attractive rose and elec¬ 
tric blue iridescent toning. Difficult to obtain at the MS-65 and 
higher grade level. For the connoisseur of vividly toned Morgan 
dollars. 

238 Assortment of Morgan dollars in ANACS Cache holders: ☆ 1879 
MS-63 DMPL ☆ 1880 MS-62 DMPL ☆ 1882-0 MS-63 DMPL ☆ 
1887 MS-64 DMPL ☆ 1921 MS-63, prooflike. (Total: 5 pieces) 


239 Small hoard of mostly Uncirculated Morgan dollars in ANACS 
Cache holders: ☆ 1879-0 (2), MS-62 and MS-61 ☆ 1880-0 MS-62 ☆ 

1882 (2), MS-64 and MS-63 ☆ 1883 (2), MS-65 and MS-64 ☆ 1885 
MS-64 ☆ 1886 MS-64, prooflike ☆ 1887 MS-65 (3) ☆ 1888 MS-64 ☆ 
1890 MS-62, DMPL ☆ 1891 MS-63 ☆ 1896 MS-64 ☆ 1897 MS-64 ☆ 
1899 (2), MS-64 and AU-58 ☆ 1900-0 MS-64 ☆ 1904 MS-63 ☆ 
1904-0 MS-64 (3) ☆ 1921 MS-63 ☆ 1921-D MS-64. (Total: 26 
pieces) 

240 High-grade selection of Morgan and Peace dollars, certified by 
various services: ☆ 1879-S MS-65 (PCGS) ☆ 1879-S MS-65 
(ANACS) ☆ 1880-S MS-65 (PCGS) (2) ☆ 1881-S MS-65, prooflike 
(NGC) ☆ 1881-S MS-65 (NGC) ☆ 1881-S MS-65 (ANACS) ☆ 1882- 
CC MS-64 (PCGS) ☆ 1883-0 MS-65 (PCGS) (2) ☆ 1885-0 MS-65 
(PCGS) ☆ 1888 MS-65 (PCGS) ☆ 1891 MS-62 (PCGS) ☆ 1904 MS- 

63 (PCGS) ☆ 1922 MS-65 (PCGS). (Total: 15 pieces) 

241 Gem-quality Morgan dollar offering, all with golden peripheral 
toning: ☆ 1879-S 3rd Reverse, MS-64 ☆ 1880-S (2), MS-65 and MS- 

64 1883-0 MS-64 to 65 1886 MS-64. (Total: 5 pieces) 

242 Offering of Uncirculated San Francisco Mint dollars in ANACS 
Cache holders: ☆ 1879-S MS-64 ☆ 1881-S (15), two MS-65, 12 MS- 
64, and one MS-63 ☆ 1882-S MS-64 ☆ 1885-S MS-63 ☆ 1887-S MS- 
62 ☆ 1888-S (2), MS-64 and MS-61 ☆ 1891-S MS-61. (Total: 22 
pieces) 

243 Hoard of lustrous Morgan and Peace dollars: ☆ 1879-S 3rd Re¬ 
verse (2), MS-64 and MS-63 ☆ 1881-S MS-63 (3) ☆ 1882-S MS-62 ☆ 

1883 MS-63 ☆ 1883-CC (2), MS-64 and MS-63 ☆ 1883-0 MS-63 ☆ 
1884-0 MS-64 ☆ 1887 (20), average MS-63 ☆ 1923 MS-63 ☆ 1924 
(8), average MS-63 ☆ 1925 MS-63 ☆ 1926 MS-63. (Total: 42 pieces) 

244 Quartette of Uncirculated Morgan issues: ☆ 1879-S*3rd reverse, 
MS-63, prooflike ☆ 1883-CC MS-65 ☆ 1884-CC MS-62 ☆ 1921 MS- 
64. (Total: 4 pieces) 

245 Roll of lustrous 1882 dollars having an average grade of MS-60 to 
63, mostly MS-60. (Total: 20 pieces) 

246 1882-CC MS-65 DPL. Fully brilliant. The sharp frosty devices con¬ 
trast nicely with the glittering mirror fields. 

247 Quintette of Morgan dollars including some scarce issues: ☆ 1882- 
S MS-64, prooflike ☆ 1884 MS-65 ☆ 1884-0 MS-65, prooflike ☆ 
1894-S MS-62 ☆ 1901-S MS-62. (Total: 5 pieces) 

248 1883 MS-66. Frosty and mostly untoned with just a whisper of 
golden coloration at the rims. 


Lustrous Gem 1885-S $1 







249 1885-S MS-66. Sharp and frosty, with radiant cartwheel lustre on 

brilliant, satiny surfaces. A lovely gem in every respect. Morgan 
dollar collectors will fall in love with this coin. 


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250 1885-S MS-63 DMPL (ANACS Cache). A delightful sharply struck 
example having just a whisper of golden toning at the rims. Miss 
Liberty’s cheek is exceedingly smooth for the grade. We consider 
this piece to be very conservatively graded and expect many gener¬ 
ous bids when it crosses the auction block! 

251 1886-0 MS-60. Brilliant surfaces with some scarcely noticeable 
hairlines on the reverse. 

Despite a generous mintage of more than 10 million pieces, comparatively few ex¬ 
amples have survived in Uncirculated grade. It is possible that most of the mintage was 
melted as a consequence of the Pittman Act of 1918, which resulted in the reclamation of 
more than 270 million silver dollars into bullion. 

! 252 1889 MS-65. Brilliant and lustrous. 

253 1889 MS-65. Most design features are sharply defined with the ex¬ 
ception of two or three strands of hair over Miss Liberty’s ear. 

254 1889-CC EF-45. Dipped in the past and still mostly brilliant. Much 
original mint lustre has survived in the fields on both the obverse 
and reverse. 

The 1889-CC is highly regarded as one of the scarcest Morgan issues of the San Fran¬ 
cisco Mint. A scant 350,000 were produced; one of the lowest production figures of the 
series. 

255 1890-CC MS-62, prooflike. Toned in mottled shades of golden 
brown, gunmetal-blue, and maroon. 

256 Offering of elusive Morgan varieties: ☆ 1890-CC VG-8 ☆ 1892-CC 
VG-8 ☆ 1893-CC G-4 ☆ 1895-0 G-4 ☆ 1904-S VF-20, but with an x- 
shaped cut on Miss Liberty’s neck. 

257 1891-0 MS-64/63. Frosty and mostly brilliant with some splashes 
of deep iridescence on the reverse. Miss Liberty’s cheek is exceed¬ 
ingly smooth for the grade. A scarcely noticeable obverse rim 
bump is present at 5:30, and is mentioned for accuracy’s sake. 

258 PCGS-certified pair: ☆ 1892-CC MS-62, prooflike, with light 
golden toning ☆ 1894-S MS-61, prooflike, with mostly brilliant sur¬ 
faces. (Total: 2 pieces) 

259 Morgan dollar pair: ☆ 1892-0 MS-62, prooflike ☆ 1897-S MS-60. 
Both have toning. (Total: 2 pieces) 

260 1893-CC VF-35. Pearl gray iridescence. Traces of original 
prooflike surface can be seen around the stars, letters, numerals 
and central devices. Silver dollars were struck at the Carson City 
Mint for the final time in this year. 

261 Pair of popular New Orleans silver dollar issues: ☆ 1893-0 EF-45 
to AU-50. The sixth lowest mintage in the Morgan dollar series 
(300,000 pieces) ☆ 1903-0 AU-50. Brilliant with just some rubbing 
on the high points. (Total: 2 pieces) 

262 1894 AU-50. A scarce issue, one of just 110,000 business strikes 
minted this year (the third lowest figure in the entire Morgan dol¬ 
lar series). Generous amounts of mint lustre remain on the bril¬ 
liant surfaces. A nice coin for the grade. A few scattered marks are 
seen, as one might expect for a lightly circulated coin such as this. 


263 1894 EF-45. Golden gray toning. Only 110,972 pieces were pro¬ 
duced, one of the lowest production figures in the Morgan series. 
Specimens are eagerly sought in all states of preservation. 

264 1898-0 MS-65 DMPL (PCGS). fully brilliant with sharp frosty de¬ 
vices and glittering mirror fields. An aesthetic treat! 

265 1898-S MS-64 (NGC). Pale champagne iridescence. Close examina¬ 
tion reveals some faint, mint-caused planchet striations on Miss 
Liberty’s cheek. 

266 1899-S MS-64 (PCGS). A popular San Francisco issue. 

267 1901-0 MS-64/65. 

268 1902 MS-62 PL (NGC). Untoned surfaces. 

269 1904 Proof-61. Golden gray toning with some wisps of electric 
blue iridescence at the reverse rim. A scant 650 Proof dollars were 
coined during the year, one of the lowest production figures of the 
design type. 

270 Selection of PCGS-certified 1923 dollars grading MS-64. (Total: 7 
pieces) 

271 1934 MS-64. Blushes of pale golden toning enhance the satiny sur¬ 
faces. 

272 1935 MS-64 (PCGS). Well struck with satiny lustre and faint 
• golden highlights. 

Gold dollars 


273 1853-0 MS-61. Frosty and attractive with just a faint whisper of ol¬ 
ive iridescence. Suitable for inclusion in a quality 19th-century 
type set. 

274 1854 Type I. AU-50. Brilliant and attractive with most of the origi¬ 
nal mint lustre still surviving. 

275 1855 Type II. AU-55. Brilliant surfaces with much original mint 
lustre still surviving in the fields. Close examination reveals some 
faint brush marks by the date. Quite pleasing overall. 

276 1855 Type II. VF-35. Pale olive gold iridescence. Magnification re¬ 
veals some faint hairline marks in the left obverse field. 

OUARTER EAGLES 

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277 1850-C EF-45. Some prooflike surface, especially on the obverse. 
One of just 9,148 pieces struck and thus among the lower Char¬ 
lotte mintages of the era. 

278 1877-S AU-50. Brilliant and mostly lustrous despite evidence of 
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279 1886 AU-55. A popular Philadelphia Mint rarity, one of just 4,000 
business strikes minted this year (plus an additional 88 Proof speci¬ 
mens). Boldly rendered devices form a pleasing contrast with mod¬ 
erately mirrored fields. 

The decade of the 1880s sees a run of low-mintage quarter eagle issues, much the same 
as the Liberty Seated quarter dollar and half dollar series. Indeed, the highest mintage 
figure from this decade belongs to the 1889 quarter eagle with 17,600 business strikes 
minted. In 1881 and again in 1885, the mintage figure drops below 1,000 pieces in the 
series! Curiously enough, these rarities remain available to the collecting public at prices 
that are frequently just a small amount above “type” quarter eagle prices. Collecting 
these coins makes for an interesting numismatic challenge, for despite relatively low 
prices they are not readily available. 

280 1893 MS-61. Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. A scarcely no¬ 
ticeable obverse rim nick at 12:30 is about all that keeps this lovely 
specimen out of the MS-63 category. 

281 1910 MS-62. Frosty and untoned. 


289 



1845 EF-45 (PCGS). Light golden brown toning with pale lilac 
highlights. Wisps of original prooflike surfaces can be seen in the 
protected areas of both the obverse and reverse. David Akers com¬ 
ments that the issue is “very rare and difficult to obtain in any con¬ 
dition.” 



282 Attractive quarter eagle trio: ☆ 1910 AU-55 ☆ 1915 AU-55 ☆ 1925- 
D EF-45. (Total: 3 pieces) 


290 1852 AU-55 (NGC). Brilliant with much original mint frost at the 

peripheries and around the central motifs. Scarce in this lofty state 
of preservation. 


Half Eagles 


283 1890-CC AU-50. Fully brilliant with much original mint lustre still 
surviving, especially on the reverse. 

284 1895 MS-61 (NGC). Attractive for the grade. 

285 20th-century half eagle offering: ☆ 1901-S AU-58 ☆ 1909 AU-50 ☆ 
1914-D EF-45. (Total: 3 pieces) 

286 1904 MS-61. Sharp and lustrous with just a faint whisper of olive- 
gold iridescence. 

287 1910 MS-63. Untoned and attractive. Most of the design features 
are sharp, and the lustre is smooth and satiny. 


291 1881-0 VF-35. Untoned surfaces with traces of frosty mint lustre 
surviving in the protected areas. The 1881-0 is notable for its tiny 
original mintage of just 8,350 pieces. 

292 Pair of Coronet eagles: ☆ 1882-0 VF-30. Moderately heavy ob¬ 
verse scratches and pitting. Just 10,820 pieces minted ☆ 1888-S 
AU-55. Brilliant and lustrous, obverse very faintly brushed. (Total: 
2 pieces) 

293 Pair of lustrous Liberty Head issues with mintmarks: ☆ 1888-S AU- 
50/MS-60 ☆ 1899-0 AU-58 to MS-60. (Total: 2 pieces) 

294 1901 MS-62. Brilliant and lustrous. A lovely example suitable for 
inclusion in a 20th-century type set. 

295 1907 Indian. No Periods. AU-50. Satiny and attractive. Just a faint 
indication of friction can be seen on the surfaces. 


Eagles 


296 1907 Indian. No Periods. AU-50. Brilliant and satiny. No Motto 

type Indian Head eagles were coined only in the years 1907 and 
1908. 



288 1841 EF-45 (NGC). Mostly brilliant with some traces of coppery 

gold coloration around the design elements. Despite a generous 
mintage of 63,131 pieces, only a tiny proportion of these have sur¬ 
vived to the present time; indeed, numismatic researcher David 
Akers was able to find appearances of the issue in only 17% of the 
major auction sales surveyed by him. 


297 Quartette of Indian Head $10 issues: ☆ 1908-D No Motto, EF-40 ☆ 
1909-S EF-45 ☆ 1913-S VF-35 ☆ 1914 EF-45, this last piece has 
been lightly polished. (Total: 4 pieces) 

298 1910 AU-50. Brilliant and lustrous. 

299 1910-D AU-55. Just the faintest indications of circulation keep this 
out of the Mint State category 

300 1911-S AU-50. A scarce issue having an original mintage of just 
51,000 pieces. 


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double Eagles 


301 1880 EF-45. Mint lustre remains in the recessed areas. Moderately 
scarce, just 51,420 business strikes were minted. 

302 1890 MS-60. Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. A scattering of 
tiny contact marks is all that keeps this piece out of the MS-63 cat¬ 
egory. Attractive for the grade. 

303 Pair of lustrous Philadelphia Mint double eagles illustrating differ¬ 
ent design types: ☆ 1895 AU-58 ☆ 1924 MS-60. Both are brilliant. 
(Total: 2 pieces) 

304 1907 Saint-Gaudens. Arabic Numerals. AU-55. Brilliant and lus¬ 
trous. 

305 1908 No Motto. MS-63 (PCGS). Brilliant and frosty. Saint- 
Gaudens type double eagles without the motto IN GOD WE 
TRUST were coined only in the years 1907 and 1908, and hence 
are eagerly sought for inclusion in type sets. 


306 1908-S With Motto. EF-45. A rare issue having a tiny mintage of 
just 22,000 pieces. 

307 1909-D EF-45. Still quite lustrous despite evidence of brief circula¬ 
tion. The 1909-D is notable for its low mintage of just 52,500 
pieces, the fourth lowest in the Saint-Gaudens series. 

308 1910-D MS-63. Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. Nice in every 
way! 

309 1911 AU-58. Frosty untoned surfaces. 

310 1912 AU-55. Only faint indications of friction keep this piece out 
of the Uncirculated category. 

311 1913-S AU-50. Popular with collectors because of the low original 
mintage of just 34,000 pieces. Most of the original mint lustre still 
survives in the fields. 

312 1914 EF-40. 

313 1915 AU-50. Brilliant and lustrous. 

314 1916-S AU-53. Frosty and sharply struck. Nice eye appeal for the 
grade. 

315 1920 AU-55. Brilliant surfaces, with sharp devices and satiny fields. 

316 1922-S MS-61. Fully brilliant with appealing satiny lustre. Many 

numismatists would probably grade the reverse as MS-63 or better 
if considered separately. 

317 1923-D MS-63. Frosty untoned surfaces. A lovely example of this 
Denver Mint issue. 


318 1927 MS-64 (PCGS). fully lustrous with just a faint nuance of ol¬ 
ive-gold iridescence. Outstanding both technically and aestheti¬ 
cally. 

319 1927 MS-63. Brilliant and lustrous. A lovely example of this popu¬ 
lar issue. 

320 1927 MS-62. Untoned and fully lustrous. A lovely example for the 
grade. 

321 1928 MS-64. A frosty untoned gem certain to enhance virtually any 
collection of 20th-century gold coins. 

COMMEMORATIVE 

Silver Coins 


322 Pair of early commemoratives: ☆ 1893 Isabella quarter, MS-60 ☆ 
1900 Lafayette dollar, AU-50. Each has nicely matched golden ton¬ 
ing. (Total: 2 pieces) 

323 1893 Isabella quarter. EF-45, surfaces brushed. Obverse rim bruise 
noted at 3:00. 

Gem Lafayette Dollar 


324 1900 Lafayette dollar. MS-64 (ANACS Cache). Pewter gray sur¬ 

faces with golden highlights. Desirable in gem preservation; this is 
a pleasing example of the first commemorative silver dollar pro¬ 
duced. 



325 1900 Lafayette dollar. MS-61. Pleasing golden gray toning en¬ 
hances the lustrous surfaces. Lafayette dollars were originally of¬ 
fered to the public for $2.00 each by the Lafayette Memorial Com¬ 
mission. The funds accruing from the sale of the coins were used 
to help defray the cost of an equestrian statue of Lafayette that was 
given to the French government by the American people. 

326 Pair of early commemorative issues: ☆ 1900 Lafayette, AU-55 ☆ 
1921 Pilgrim, EF40. (Total: 2 pieces) 






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327 Popular commemorative grouping: ☆ 1900 Lafayette dollar, F-12, 
with some reverse scratches ☆ 1921 Alabama, No 2X2, AU-50 ☆ 
1952 Carver-Washington (3), average MS-60 ☆ 1924 Huguenot, 
AU-55 ☆ 1915-S Panama-Pacific, AU-50 ☆ 1925 Stone Mountain 
(2), AU-55 and AU-50. (Total: 9 pieces) 

328 1921 .Alabama Centennial. 2X2. MS-64 (PCGS). Fully lustrous 
with lovely golden gray toning on both surfaces, and some blushes 
of lilac iridescence on the reverse. The designs were executed by 
Laura Gardin Fraser. The obverse features conjoined busts of 
Alabama’s first governor, W.W. Bibb, and the governor at the time 
of the state centennial, T.E. Kilby. 

Interestingly, Governor T.E. Kilby was the first person in U.S. history to be portrayed 
on a federal coin while still alive. 

329 1921 Alabama Centennial, without 2X2 in field. MS-62 (PCGS). A 

brilliant specimen with generous amounts of pale golden toning 
on the lustrous surfaces. Well struck for the issue. Scarce and 
popular in Mint State grades. 

In his landmark book. Commemorative Coins of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia , 
Q. David Bowers refers to this issue as the “first of the meaningless commemoratives, a 
coin authorized in 1920 and struck in 1921 to celebrate an anniversary held in 1919.” 

330 Offering of commemoratives comprised almost entirely of Uncir¬ 
culated issues: ☆ 1936 Albany, MS-63 ☆ 1925-S California, MS-62 
☆ 1892 Columbian, MS-62 ☆ 1924 Huguenot, MS-63 ☆ 1918 Illi¬ 
nois, MS-63 ☆ 1925 Lexington, AU-58 ☆ 1938 New Rochelle, MS- 
64 ☆ 1925 Stone Mountain (2), one MS-64, slightly bent, the other 
is MS-60. (Total: 9 pieces) 

331 Commemorative half dollar selection: ☆ 1935 Arkansas. MS-64 
(PCGS). Fully brilliant ☆ 1918 Illinois. MS-63 (PCGS). Fully bril¬ 
liant ☆ 1936 Long Island. MS-63 (PCGS). Splashes of deep umber 
toning ☆ 1936 Lynchburg. MS-64 (NGC). Pale golden surfaces ☆ 
1926-S Oregon. MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous golden surfaces ☆ 1921 
Pilgrim. MS-63 (PCGS). Mostly brilliant with a hint of pale gold 
toning ☆ 1934 Texas. MS-64 (PCGS). Pale rose toning highlights ☆ 
1936 Texas. MS-64. Brilliant with a hint of pale gold. (Total: 8 
pieces) 

332 1937 Boone. MS-66 (PCGS). For the connoisseur of vividly toned 
commemorative half dollars. Iridescent steel gray and vivid orange 
toning highlights give the overall appearance of frosty, mattelike 
surfaces. A high-level gem. 

333 1935 Connecticut. MS-64 (NGC). Splashes of vivid orange coloring 
impart an autumnlike appearance to the Charter Oak’s leaves. A 
popular issue. 

334 1936 Elgin. MS-65 (PCGS). Frosty silver gray and pale golden ton¬ 
ing highlights. 

335 1936 Gettysburg. MS-64 (PCGS). Lustrous steel gray surfaces with 
splashes of iridescent violet and rose. 



338 Original box used for a Panama-Pacific set. Black leatherette rect¬ 

angular case, gold stripes on the top corners. Inside the hinged lid 
is a gold-stamped inscription in six lines on a purple silk back¬ 
ground. The coins themselves were mounted in a separate panel, 
covered with purple velvet, which is loose and can be removed 
from the holder to show both sides of the coin. Accompanying the 
box is a printed cardboard describing each denotnination, de¬ 
signer and motif. v, 

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339 1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-64 (PCGS). Pleasing golden gray iri¬ 
descence on satiny surfaces. A popular issue designed by John 
Frederick Lewis, and modelled by Mint engraver John R. Sinnock. 


340 



1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-64. Mostly brilliant with some blushes 
of faint golden iridescence on the obverse. Both surfaces have 
smooth satiny lustre. Interestingly, President Calvin Coolidge was 
alive at the time these pieces were issued. 


341 1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-62. 


336 1922 Grant. No Star. MS-63. Fully lustrous. The obverse is toned in 
intermingled golden brown and pink hues. The reverse exhibits 
delicate golden gray iridescence. This popular issue marked the 
centennial of U.S. Grant’s birth. Laura Gardin Fraser prepared the 
designs. 

337 1920 Pilgrim. MS-63. Sharply struck with smooth satiny fields. 


1925 Vancouver. MS-62. Brilliant lustrous surfaces. Interestingly, 
although this variety was coined at the San Francisco Mint, the S- 
mintmark was omitted from the design. 

1927 Vermont. MS-62. Frosty and untoned. The obverse features a 
profile bust of Vermont’s hero and founder, Ira Allen. The reverse 
depicts a catamount. 


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344 Quartette of Norse-American Centennial medals: ft Thick 
Planchet variety (3), grading MS-62, AU-55, and AU-50 ft Thin 
Planchet variety, AU-55. (Total: 4 pieces) 

345 Offering of modern U.S. commemorative sets. Each set is Proof- 
65 or MS-65 or better, as issued. All sets are housed in the original 
cases and boxes. The following sets are included: ft two XXI11 
Olympiad three-piece Proof sets, each containing the 1983-S dol¬ 
lar, 1984-S dollar, and 1984-W $10 ft one Statue of Liberty/Ellis 
Island three-piece Proof set, containing the 1986-S half dollar, the 
1986-S dollar, and the 1986-W $5 ft one Statue of Liberty/Ellis Is¬ 
land three-piece Uncirculated set, containing the 1986-D half dol¬ 
lar, the 1986-P dollar, and the 1986-W $5 ft two Constitution Bi¬ 
centennial two-piece Proof sets, containing the 1987-S dollar and 
the 1987-W $5 ft one 1988 Olympic Games two-piece Proof set, 
containing the 1988-S dollar and the 1988-W $5 ft one 1988 Olym¬ 
pic Games two-piece Uncirculated set, containing the 1988-D dol¬ 
lar and 1988-W $5. (Total: 8 sets; 20 pieces) 

346 Offering of modern-day commemorative $5 issues. All are Gem 
Proof-65 or better as issued, and are housed in original cases of is¬ 
sue: ft 1987-W Constitution (2) ft 1988-W Olympic (5) ft 1989-W 
Congressional (6). (Total: 13 pieces) 

347 Pair of modern commemorative sets housed in original cases of 
issue. All are in gem condition: ft 1989 Congress Bicentennial six- 
piece set including the half dollar, dollar, and $5 in both Proof and 
Uncirculated format ft Mount Rushmore three-piece Uncirculated 
set comprised of the half dollar, dollar, and $5. (Total: 2 sets; 9 
pieces) 

U.S. proof Sets 


348 1937 Proof Set, each coin called Proof-63: ft Cent. Splashes of iri¬ 
descent blue and rose ft Five cents. Brilliant mirror fields and 
lightly frosted devices. A nice specimen of Proof Buffalo nickel 
coinage ft 10 cents. A satiny pale golden Mercury dime ft 25 cents. 
Mirrorlike surfaces with tiny splashes of iridescent violet toning ft 
50 cents. Sharp and brilliant, aesthetically appealing. Perhaps con¬ 
servatively graded on our part. (Total: 5 pieces) 

349 1938 Proof set, each coin grading Proof-64: ft Cent. Splashes of 
iridescent blue toning ft Five cents. Fully brilliant ft 10 cents. Bril¬ 
liant ft 25 cents. Brilliant ft 50 cents. Brilliant. A most pleasing set. 
(Total: 5 pieces) 

350 1938 Proof set, each coin grading Proof-62, perhaps slightly finer: 
ft Cent. Full red ft Five cents. Pale violet toning ft 10 cents. Pale 
golden toning ft 25 cents. Pale golden toning ft 50 cents. Pale gold 
at the rims. Another pleasing group. (Total: 5 pieces) 

351 1942 Proof set, all coins with an average grade of Proof-62: ft 
Cent. Deep red toning highlights ft Five cents. Standard pre-war 
nickel composition (Type I). Lightly toned ☆ 10 cents. Splashes of 
deep blue and violet toning ft 25 cents. Splashes of iridescent gold 
and blue toning ft 50 cents. Rich golden highlights at the rims. 
(Total: 5 pieces) 

352 Starter collection of Proof sets housed in original boxes of issue. 
.All grade average Proof-64 to 65, except where noted: ft 1950, av¬ 
erage Proof-63 to 65 ft 1951 ft 1952 ☆ 1953 ft 1954. (Total: 5 sets, 
25 pieces) 


Mint Sets 


353 Assortment of 1950s double Mint sets having an average grade of 
MS-64 to 65. The lot includes many nicely toned pieces: ft 1952 
three sets (90 pieces) ft 1954, one set (30 pieces) ft 1955, four sets 
(88 pieces). (Total: 8 sets; 238 pieces) 

354 Hoard of 1950s double Mint sets, MS-64 to 65: ft 1956, five sets 
(90 pieces) ft 1958, seven sets (140 pieces) ft 1958, one set (19 
pieces) ft 1958, one set (18 pieces) ft 1958, one set (16 pieces). 
(Total: 15 sets; 283 pieces) 

355 Gem-quality double Mint set selection, average MS-64 to 65, with 
many attractively toned pieces: ft 1951 (30 pieces) ft 1952 (30 
pieces) ft 1953 (26 pieces) ft 1954 (30 pieces) ft 1955 (22 pieces) 
ft 1956 (18 pieces) ft 1957 (20 pieces) ft 1958 (20 pieces). (Total: 8 
sets; 196 pieces) 

MISCELLANEOUS U.S. COINS 

356 19th-century assortment: ft 1804 half cent, Crosslet 4, without 
stems, VF-30 ft 1832 half cent, AU-55 ft 1856 large cent, AU-55 ft 
1834 half dime, EF-40 ft 1841-0 half dime, VF-35 ft 1826 half dol¬ 
lar, EF-40. (Total: 6 pieces) 

357 Half cents through dimes: ☆ 1851 half cent, AU-50 ft 1885 nickel 
five-cent piece, AG-3/Fair-2 ft 1886 nickel five-cent piece, VF-20 ft 
1913-S nickel, Type II (2), AU-50 and VF-25 ft 1916-S nickel, AU- 
58 ft 1918-D nickel, VF-25 ft 1900-S dime (2), MS-60 and AU-55. 
(Total: 9 pieces) 

358 Assortment of copper, nickel, and silver coins: ft 1803 cent, 
small date and fraction, AU-50, porous ft 1865 two-cent piece, MS- 
60 ft 1851 silver three-cent piece, MS-62 ft 1911 five-cent piece, 
AU-58 ☆ 1929 quarter dollar, AU-55 ft 1822 half dollar, AU-55 ft 
1878-S trade dollar, EF-40. (Total: 7 pieces) 

359 Grouping of 19th-century coins comprised mostly of silver issues: 
☆ 1857 Flying Eagle cent, AU-55 ft 1859 Indian cent, AU-55 ft 
1851-0 silver three-cent piece, VF-30 ft 1858 silver three-cent 
piece, EF-40 ft 1860 silver three-cent piece, AU-50 ft 1854-0 half 
dime, With Arrows, AU-50 ft 1860-0 half dime, MS-60 ft 1886 
dime, MS-63 ft 1853 quarter, Arrows and Rays, EF-45 ft 1854 
quarter, Arrows, AU-55 ft 1853 half dollar, Arrows and Rays, EF- 
40 ft 1854-0 half dollar, Arrows, AU-50. The collection is housed 
in a display holder. (Total: 12 pieces) 

360 19th and 20th-century type set including most denominations 
from cents through dollars: ft 1858 cent, AU-50 ft 1902 cent, AU- 
58 ft 1909 V.D.B. cent, MS-64 RB ft 1943-S cent, MS-65 ft 1956 
cent, Proof-65 ft 1865 nickel three-cent piece, AU-55 ft 1862 
trime, AU-58 ft 1869 five-cent piece, MS-60 ft 1883 Liberty Head 
five-cent piece, without CENTS, MS-64 ft 1909 five-cent piece, 
Proof-63 ft 1913 Buffalo five-cent piece, Type I, MS-64 ft 1937 
five-cent piece, MS-65 ft 1945-S five-cent piece, MS-64 ft 1889 
dime, AU-55 ft 1942 dime, MS-63 ft 1964 dime, Proof-65 ft 1905-S 
quarter, AU-50 ft 1917-D quarter, Type I, AU-55 ft 1930 quarter, 
AU-50 ft 1963 quarter, Proof-65 ft 1827 half dollar, AU-55 ft 1895 
half dollar, Proof-60 ft 1943 half dollar, AU-58 ft 1962 half dollar, 
Proof-65 ft 1964 half dollar, Proof-65 ft 1877-S trade dollar, AU-53 
ft 1921 Morgan dollar, MS-63 ft 1923 Peace dollar, MS-63. (Total: 
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361 Type collection of U.S. coins: ft 1897 cent, MS-63 ft 1868 two- 
cent piece, MS-60 ft 1883 nickel three-cent piece, AU-55 ft 1866 
Shield nickel. With Rays, MS-60 ft 1883 Shield nickel, MS-65 ft 
1883 Liberty nickel, No CENTS, MS-65 ft 1890 nickel, MS-60 ft 
1873-S dime. With Arrows, AU-50 ft 1909 dime, AU-55 ft 1875-S 
20-cent piece, AU-55 ft 1875 quarter, AU-55 ft 1896 quarter, AU- 
55 ft 1870 half dollar, EF-45 ft 1873 half dollar, With Arrows, AU- 
50 ft 1900-S half dollar, EF-45 ft 1880-CC dollar, MS-64 ft 1875-S 
trade dollar, AU-50. All pieces are housed in a display holder. (To¬ 
tal: 17 pieces) 

362 Uncirculated 20th-century selection: ft 1909 Indian cent, MS-63, 
red and brown ft 1930-S nickel, MS-64 ft 1936-S nickel, MS-65 ft 
1934 quarter, MS-65 ft 1945 half dollar, MS-65. All are lustrous 
and attractive. (Total: 5 pieces) 

363 Quality assortment from cents to dollars, mostly with mintmarks: 
☆ 1909 V.D.B. cent, MS-65 ft 1931-S cent, MS-65 ft 1943-S cent, 
MS-63 ft 1945-S cent, MS-63 ft 1913-S Buffalo nickel, Type I, MS- 
64 ft 1931-S nickel, MS-65 ft 1939-D nickel, MS-65 ft 1942-S 
nickel, MS-63 ft 1937-S dime, MS-65 ft 1950-S dime, MS-65 ft 
1917-S quarter, Type I, AU-50 ft 1926-D quarter, MS-63 ft 1938-S 
quarter, MS-65 ft 1923-S dollar, MS-63. The entire selection is 
housed in a display holder. (Total: 14 pieces) 

364 Offering of U.S. coins from cents to dollars, most with 
mintmarks: ft 1911-D cent (2), MS-62, brown, and MS-60 ft 1921-S 
cent, MS-60 ft 1917-S quarter, Type I, AU-50 ft 1927-S quarter, VF- 
30 ft 1916-S half dollar, EF-45 ft 1920-S half dollar, AU-50 ft 1904- 
O dollar, MS-64 ft 1935-S Three Rays Below ONE, MS-63 ft 1926 
Sesquicentennial. MS-62. (Total: 10 pieces) 

365 Popular type coin trio: ft 1865 nickel three-cent piece. MS-64 
(NGC). Iridescent golden toning ft 1894 Liberty five-cent piece. 
MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous, very attractive for the grade ft 1912-D 
Liberty five-cent piece. MS-63 (PCGS). From the first year of 
branch mint coinage in the nickel five-cent series. Splashes of deep 
orange toning form a pleasing “woodgrain” effect on the obverse; 
splashes of deep blue toning on the reverse. (Total: 3 pieces) 

366 Selection of nickel and silver issues. All are certified by PCGS ex¬ 
cept where noted: ft 1869 nickel three-cent piece, Proof-63 ft 1855 
silver three-cent piece, EF-40 ft 1936-S dime, MS-66 FB ft 1944-D 
dime, MS-66 FB ft 1944-D half dollar, MS-65 ft 1879-S dollar, 3rd 
reverse, MS-65 ft 1880-S dollar, MS-65 ft 1884-CC dollar, MS-64 
(NGC). (Total: 8 pieces) 

367 Quality quartette of 19th-century nickel and silver issues: ft 1886 
three-cent piece Proof-64 ft 1868 Shield nickel MS-64 ft 1876 
dime MS-63 ft 1875-S 20-cent piece AU-55. (Total: 4 pieces) 

368 PCGS-certified trio: ft 1931-S nickel, MS-65 ft 1938-D/S Buffalo 
nickel, MS-65 ft 1931-D dime, MS-64, Full Bands. Each piece is lus¬ 
trous and attractive. (Total: 3 pieces) 

369 Selection of Buffalos and Franklins: ft 1937 Buffalo five cents. 
MS-65 (PCGS) ft 1938-D Buffalo five cents. MS-66 (PCGS) (3) ft 
1955 Franklin half dollar. Proof-67 (PCGS) (2) ft 1956 Franklin 
half dollar. Proof-67 (NGC). Cameo designation. (Total: 7 pieces) 

370 Silver coinage selection: ft 1892 dime, AU-55 ft 1912 dime, AU- 
58 ft 1857 quarter, AU-50 ft 1918-S quarter, EF-40 ft 1919-S quar¬ 
ter, VF-30 ft 1877-S trade dollar, AU-50, repaired. (Total: 6 pieces) 


371 Assortment of silver coins illustrating several popular U.S. design 
types: ft 1913-S dime, MS-60 ft 1843-0 quarter, EF-45 ft 1848 
quarter, VF-25 ft 1917-D quarter, Type I, AU-50 ft 1805 half dol¬ 
lar, VF-30, attractively toned ft 1873 half dollar, With Arrows, EF- 
40. (Total: 6 pieces) 

372 Attractively toned trio: ft 1915-S dime, AU-58 ft 1834 half dollar, 
Small Date and Letters, EF-40 ft 1876 half dollar, EF-45. (Total: 3 
pieces) 

373 Assortment of silver issues housed in ANACS Cache holders: ft 
1875-S 20-cent piece, AU-58 ft 1892 quarter, MS-61 ft 1916-D 
quarter, MS-61 ft 1924-S quarter, AU-55 ft 1926-S quarter, AU- 
55. (Total: 5 pieces) 

374 Quality 20th-century pair: ft 1917 quarter, Type I, MS-63 or bet¬ 
ter ft 1921-S dollar, MS-64. Each is brilliant and lustrous. (Total: 2 
pieces) 

375 Silver selection: ft 1930 quarter, AU-50 ft 1892 half dollar, AU-55 

☆ 1941 half dollar (2), AU-58 and AU-55 ft 1942 half dollar, AU-58 
ft 1943 half dollar, AU-58 (2) ft 1944 half dollar, AU-58 ft 1945 
half dollar, AU-58 (2). (Total: 10 pieces) 

376 Offering of silver and gold: ft 1934-D half dollar, MS-60 ft 1911 
quarter eagles (2), EF-45 and VF-20, with the latter piece being pol¬ 
ished ft 1914 quarter eagle, EF-40 ft 1893 Isabella quarter, MS-61. 
(Total: 5 pieces) 

377 Silver coinage quartette: ft 1935-D half dollar, AU-58 ft 1888 dol¬ 
lar, MS-60 ft 1890-S dollar, MS-62 ft 1892-CC dollar, AU-55. (To¬ 
tal: 4 pieces) 

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378 Pair of popular type coins: ft 1941-S half dollar. MS-64 (NGC). 
Brilliant, satiny surfaces ft 1928 Peace dollar. MS-64 (NGC). A key 
date this nice. Frosty satiny surfaces with a splash of pale gold. (To¬ 
tal: 2 pieces) 

379 U.S. gold type set comprised of the following issues: ft 1853 gold 
dollar, AU-55 ft 1857-C gold dollar, VF-30 ft 1878 quarter eagle, 
AU-55 ft 1928 quarter eagle, AU-55 ft 1881 half eagle, MS-60 ft 
1908-S half eagle, AU-50 ft 1899 eagle, MS-60 ft 1908-S eagle, 
With Motto, AU-50. (Total: 8 pieces) 

380 Silver and gold trio: ft 1876-CC trade dollar. Type I obverse. Type 
II reverse. EF-45 ft 1876-S trade dollar. Type II obverse and re¬ 
verse. AU-55, with reverse chop marks ft 1851 gold dollar, EF-45. 
(Total: 3 pieces) 

381 Trio of gold pieces in ANACS Cache slabs: ft 1856 gold dollar, 
Slanted 5, MS-60 ft 1856 quarter eagle, AU-55 ft 1880 half eagle, 
AU-55. (Total: 3 pieces) 

382 Golden trio: ft 1896 quarter eagle, AU-58, lustrous and attractive 

☆ 1894 eagle, AU-55 (2). Each is brilliant. (Total: 3 pieces) 

383 20th-century gold assortment: ft 1913 quarter eagle, AU-50 ft 
1915 quarter eagle, EF-45 ft 1915 half eagle, AU-50 ft 1911 eagle, 
AU-50. (Total: 4 pieces) 


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Colonial Coins 


384 


1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Oak Tree shilling. Noe-13. VF- 
25. Large Planchet. Rarity-6. 67.5 grains. Deep gray-brown. Struck 
on a cracked, irregular planchet, but still well centered. Oak tree 
features and nearly all other details prominent, save for some 
weakness at the area of the planchet irregularity. Some faint old 
scratches are seen, most notably on the reverse. Scarce variety. 



385 1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Pine Tree shilling. N-8. F-15. 

Large Planchet. Rarity-3. 68.1 grains. Design details fairly well cen¬ 
tered on a medium silver gray planchet. Obverse edge just en¬ 
croaching upon THVS, perhaps lightly clipped in that area. Faint 
reverse scratches noted for accuracy. A suitable representative of 
the type. 

386 Colonial quartette: ft 1723 Rosa Americana twopence. Breen-92, 
stop after X, not after 3. F-12. 197.7 grains. Deep olive-brown. A 
few faint obverse marks and some minor porosity on the reverse ft 
1722 Rosa Americana penny. B-115, Rosette after date only. VF- 
20. 110.6 grains. Deep olive-brown, glossy but faintly granular. 
Patches of dark patina in the protected areas ft 1785 Connecticut 
copper. Miller 3.4-F. 1. Mailed Bust Right. VF-20, for sharpness. 
Rarity-3. 146.1 grains. Uniformly porous surfaces with areas of 
deeper pitting ft 1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 44-d. F-12. Rarity- 
3. 147.9 grains. Rahway Mint. Uniformly porous. Cleaned long 
ago, since recolored. (Total: 4 pieces) 


387 Colonial quintette: ft 1723 Wood’s Hibernia halfpenny (2). One F- 
12, porous; one G-4, green patina on surfaces ft 1787 Connecticut 
copper. Miller 16.6-NN.2. VG-8. 153.3 grains. Low Rarity-6. Faintly 
porous, reddish tan surfaces with areas of light patina ft 1787 New 
Jersey copper. Maris-33-U. F-12. 144.8 grains. Rarity-4+. Rahway 
Mint. Porous dark brown with chestnut on the higher points ft 
1788 Massachusetts cent. Ryder-ID. F-12. 152.3 grains. Rarity-1. A 
pleasing deep tan specimen with a small edge bruise at 5:00 rela¬ 
tive to the reverse. (Total: 5 pieces) 

388 Pair of popular early coinage issues: ft 1787 New Jersey copper. 
Maris 63-s. F-12, faint obverse scratches and some minor edge 
bruising. Rarity-1. 142.1 grains. Morristown Mint. Medium brown 
surfaces. Typical broad flan. Actually quite nice despite insignifi¬ 
cant problems ft Undated Washington Double Head cent. VF-30. 
124.1 grains. Medium tan surfaces. An attractive coin for the 
grade. (Total: 2 pieces) 

389 Pair of popular Washington issues: ☆ 1783 Washington 8c Inde¬ 
pendence. UNITY STATES reverse. Breen-1188. EF-40. 114.7 
grains. Deep tan surfaces exhibit the typically seen planchet stria- 
tions. A significant edge bruise and a few tinier bruises are noted 
for accuracy’s ft 1795 Liberty and Security halfpenny. Breen-1261, 
Baker-31, Dalton 8c Hamer-1052. VF-30. BIRMINGHAM 


REDRUTH 8c SWANSEA edge style, a scarcer variety. Model airly 
glossy deep tan. Diagonal obverse scratch across Washington's 
bust. (Total: 2 pieces) 


HALF CENTS 


390 Quintette of half cents illustrating three different types: ft 1797 
Flowing Hair, Liberty Cap. Plain Edge. Breen-3c. Fair-2. Rarity-3. 
Dark olive and brown porous surfaces ft 1804 Draped Bust. 
Crosslet 4, Stems variety. B-9. VF-30. Rarity-1. A few scattered 
marks are noted, otherwise quite nice for the grade. Deep tan sur¬ 
faces ft 1825 Classic Head. B-2 (2). EF-45 and VF-35. Close Date, 
Rarity-1 ft 1826/Lazy 6 variety. B-2. EF-45. Rarity-3. A scarce and 
popular variety, highest leaf under S on reverse. (Total: 5 pieces) 

The Flowing Hair, Liberty Cap design of 1795-1797 is by John Smith Gardner; the 
Draped Bust style of 1800-1808 is by designer Robert Scot; John Reich designed the Clas¬ 
sic Head style of 1809-1836. 

391 Draped Bust half cent trio: ft 1803 B-l. VF-20. Rarity-1. Medium 
tan surfaces free of significant marks. Reverse fraction bar extends 
to ribbon ft 1806 Small 6, Stemless reverse. B-3. EF-45. Rarity-1. 
Attractive medium tan surfaces with a few insignificant marks 
noted for accuracy ft 1808 Tall Second 8 in date. B-3. VF-20. Rar¬ 
ity-1. Faintly porous deep tan surfaces. Die alignment: 360°, medal 
turn. Very interesting. (Total: 3 pieces) 

Small Cents 


392 Nearly complete collection of Flying Eagle and Indian cents, 

lacking just the 1856 Flying Eagle, the overdates, and the issues of 
1882 and 1909-S: ft 1857 Flying Eagle. VF-30 ft 1858 Large Let¬ 
ters. VF-20 ft 1858 Small Letters. VF-30, lightly cleaned ft 1859 
VF-30 ☆ 1860 VF-30 ft 1861 VF-20 ft 1862 VF-30 ft 1863 EF-40 ft 

1864 copper-nickel. VF-20 ft 1864 bronze. AU-50 ft 1864-L G-4 ft 

1865 VF-20 ft 1866 MS-60. Softly struck ft 1867 F-15 ft 1868 VF-20 
☆ 1869 VF-20 ft 1870 VF-20 ☆ 1871 VF-30 ft 1872 G-4 ft 1873 
AG-3 ☆ 1874 VF-30 ft 1875 VF-30 ☆ 1876 VG-8 ft 1877 AG-3 ft 
1878 VG-8 ft 1879 F-12 ft 1880 F-12 ft 1881 F-12. The remainder 
of the dates have an average grade of VF to EF. Housed in a cus¬ 
tom album. (Total: 56 pieces) 

393 Nearly complete set of Flying Eagle and Indian cents, all coins 
with an average grade of VF to EF, unless otherwise noted: ft 1857 
ft 1858 Large Letters. F-12 ☆ 1858 Small Letters ft 1859 ft 1860 ft 
1861 ft 1862 VG-8 ft 1863 F-12 ☆ 1864 copper-nickel. VG-8 ft 
1864 bronze. AU-50 ft 1865 ft 1866 ft 1867 F-15 ft 1868 F-15 ft 
1869 VG-8 ft 1870 VG-8 ft 1871 G-4 ft 1872 ☆ 1873 VG-8 ft 
1874 F-12 ☆ 1875 VG-8 ft 1876 ft 1877 F-15 ft 1878 G-4 ft 1879 ft 
1880 G-4 ft 1881 F-12 ☆ 1882 ft 1883 ft 1884 ft 1885 ft 1886 ft 
1887 ft 1888 ft 1889 ☆ 1890 ft 1891 ft 1892 ☆ 1893 ft 1894 ft 
1895 ft 1896 ft 1897 ft 1898 ft 1899 ft 1900 ft 1901 ft 1902 ☆ 
1903 ft 1904 ft 1905 ft 1906 ft 1907 ft 1908 ft 1908-S VG-8. Edge 
nick ft 1909 ft 1909-S VG-8. Housed in a display album. (Total: 57 
pieces) 

394 1859 MS-61. A brilliant golden specimen with radiant cartwheel 
lustre on reflective surfaces. First year of Indian cent coinage, and 
the only year without shield at top of reverse wreath. 

395 Pair of key-date Indian cents: ft 1877 VG-10. Lightly cleaned, 
naturally retoning ft 1909-S VF-35. Final year in the series. (Total: 
2 pieces) 

396 Group of popular small cent issues, all housed in AN ACS Cache 
holders: ft 1884 MS-62 RB ft 1885 MS-62, brown ft 1889 MS-63 
RB ft 1892 MS-62 RB ft 1913-D MS-63 RB ft 1920-S MS-63, brown. 
(Total: 6 pieces) 


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39/ Lincoln cent collection, including dates from 1909 through 1940. 
The 1909 V.D.B. grades AU-50, the 1909-S V.D.B. grades F-15, the 
1914-D grades F-12, and the 1922 “Plain” (die pair 2) grades F-12. 
The balance of the dates from 1909 through 1922-D have an aver¬ 
age grade of F-12, while the dates after 1923 are EF to AU. Housed 
in a display album. (Total: 90 pieces) 

398 1912-S MS-64 BN (PCGS). Splashes of gold on glossy tan. A popu¬ 
lar San Francisco issue. 

Nickel Five-Cf.nt pieces 

399 Nearly complete set of Liberty nickels lacking just the 1898 and 
1913 (of course!) dates. All coins have an average grade of EF, ex¬ 
cept for the following: ☆ 1883 No CENTS. AU-50 ☆ 1885 VG-8 ☆ 
1886 F-15 ☆ 1895 G-4 ☆ 1912-D VG-8 ☆ 1912-S G-4. Housed in a 
display album. (Total: 32 pieces) 

400 A dozen Buffalos: ☆ 1913 Type I (9). Average MS-60 to 63 ☆ 1913 
Type II (2). MS-63, MS-62 ☆ 1914 MS-63. All brilliant and splashed 
with iridescent pastel toning. (Total: 12 pieces) 

401 Roll of 1913 Type I Buffalo nickels with an average grade of AU- 
55. (Total: 40 pieces) 

402 Nearly complete Buffalo nickel collection, lacking the 1917, 1928- 
D, 1934, and 1936-D. Some dates and grades include: ☆ 1913-S 
Type II. F-12 ☆ 1914-D VF-20 ☆ 1915-D AU-50 ☆ 1926-S VF-20 ☆ 
1937-D 3 Legged. VF-30. The balance of the collection ranges 
from VG-8 to MS-60. Housed in a custom album. (Total: 63 pieces) 

403 1928-S MS-63. Iridescent pastel toning on lustrous surfaces. 
Sharply struck for the issue. An attractive coin. 

Dimes 


404 Complete Barber dime collection, (lacking the 1894-S) in various 
grades from VG to EF, with the following exceptions: ☆ 1892-S 
AU-50. Repunched mintmark ☆ 1894-0 G-4 ☆ 1895-0 G-4 ☆ 
1901-S G-4 ☆ 1903-S G-4. Housed in a custom album. (Total: 74 
pieces) 

405 Mint State Mercury dime selection: ☆ 1916 (7). Average MS-63 to 
65 FB. All coins attractively toned ☆ 1925 MS-65 (NGC). Vivid ton- 
ing. If you appreciate colorful, original coins, this is the lot for you. 
(Total: 8 pieces) 

406 Circulated Mercury dime collection, lacking just the overdates 
and 1945-S Micro S variety. The key dates have the following 
grades: ☆ 1916-D G-4 ☆ 1921 G-4 ☆ 1921-D VG-8. The balance of 
the collection exhibits an average grade of VG to Fine. (Total: 77 
pieces) 


Gem MS-66 1917-S Dime 

Finest Certified 



407 1917-S MS-66 (NGC). Brilliant satiny surfaces splashed with the 

palest hints of rose and gold. Sharply struck and ever so close to 
Full Split Band quality. The only regular specimen of this date cer¬ 
tified by NGC as MS-66, with none graded higher. Add this lus¬ 
trous gem to your collection. 


408 1917-S MS-65 (NGC). A popular San Francisco issue. Lustrous 
mattelike surfaces toned in pale rose and gold. A lovely gem. 

409 1918-S MS-64 (NGC). Mostly brilliant with pale rose on the high 
points. 



410 1919-S MS-65 (NGC). Well struck for the issue, just a “hair” away 

from a Full Split Bands designation. Lustrous surface* richly toned 
in iridescent shades of violet and gold. An aesthetically appealing 
example of this popular San Francisco issue. , 


Gem 1921-D Dime 



411 1921-D MS-64. Brilliant and frosty. A splendid specimen of the 
lowest mintage dime in the regular Mercury series. An important 
opportunity for the specialist to acquire this rarity. 

412 1924-S MS-62, FSB. Brilliant lustre beneath rich orange highlights. 
A desirable San Francisco issue in the higher states of preserva¬ 
tion. 

413 Mercury dime quartette: ☆ 1926 MS-60 ☆ 1943-D MS-65 FB ☆ 
1943-S MS-64 ☆ 1945-D MS-65. All coins sharp and brilliant. (To¬ 
tal: 4 pieces) 



414 1926-S MS-64 (PCGS). A scarce and popular issue from our 
westernmost mint. Mostly brilliant with splashes of pale rose at the 
rims. Choice for the grade and worthy of strong bidder support. 

415 1926-S MS-60. Scarce and popular. A nice coin for the grade. 
Mostly brilliant. 


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416 1928 MS-66 FB (NGC). Deeply (and attractively) toned in splashes 
of various iridescent shades. For the connoisseur of vividly toned 
silver coinage. A choice gem. 

417 Short set of Mercury dimes, comprising all the dates and mints 
from 1941 through 1945. The average grade is MS-63, some coins 
displaying Full Split Band details on the reverse. Many are bril¬ 
liant, a few are richly toned in iridescent shades. (Total: 15 pieces) 



418 1942 Proof-68 (ANACS Cache). A visually appealing iridescent 
rainbow virtually covers the deep mirror surfaces of this lovely 
gem. If you fancy deeply toned, strictly original pieces, here is the 
coin for you. 

Quarter Dollars 

419 Nearly complete Barber quarter collection, lacking just the 1900 
Philadelphia issue. All coins average VG-8 to F-12, with the follow¬ 
ing exceptions: ☆ 1892-0 VF-20 ☆ 1892-S F-15 ☆ 1893-S EF-45 ☆ 
1894-S VF-30 ☆ 1896-S G-4 ☆ 1901-0, pin removed ☆ 1901-S. GA, 
obverse and reverse damage ☆ 1903-0 AU-50, cleaned ☆ 1904-0 
EF-40 ☆ 1905-S EF-45 ☆ 1908-0 EF-40 ☆ 1909-0 VF-30 ☆ 1914-S 
G-4. Housed in a custom album. (Total: 73 pieces) 

420 1917 Type I. MS-63 FH. Satiny gold. A lustrous coin not overly far 
from gem quality. 

421 Nearly complete Standing Liberty quarter collection, lacking the 
1916, 1918/7-S and 1923-S issues. The coins grade from VG-8 to 
AU-58, many in the EF-40 and finer grade range. Housed in a cus¬ 
tom album. (Total: 35 pieces) 



422 1921 MS-65 (PCGS). A satiny gem, well struck and not very far 
from a Full Head designation. Splashes of iridescent rose and gold 
glimmer subtly on the frosty surfaces. Only six examples of this 
date have been graded higher by PCGS. 

423 1924-D MS-63 (PCGS). Brilliant and attractive, with hints of pale 
golden toning on the frosty silver surfaces. Weakly struck in the 
area of lyiiss Liberty’s head, as frequently seen for this issue. 


Half Dollars 


424 Pair of 1806 half dollars: ☆ 1806 Pointed 6, No Stem. EF-40. O- 
109, Rarity-1. Lightly cleaned then retoned in deep steel blue 
shades. A reverse mark is noted at OF ☆ 1806 Pointed 6, Stem. 
VF-35. O-120a, Rarity-4. Lightly cleaned, surfaces now dark gray 
verging on black. (Total: 2 pieces) 

425 Selection of early half dollars: ☆ 1806 Draped Bust. Pointed 6, No 

Stem Through Claw. G-4 ☆ 1808 Capped Bust. F-12 ☆ 1809 EF-40 
☆ 1811 Large 8. VF-20 ☆ 1817 (2). EF-45, VF-20 ☆ 1824 EF-40, 
whizzed ☆ 1826 (2). EF-40, VF-30, cleaned ☆ 1827 Curled Base 2. 
EF-40 ☆ 1827 Square Base 2. EF-40 ☆ 1828 Curl Base 2, No Knob. 
VF-30 ☆ 1829 (2). VF-30, VF-30, polished ☆ 1830 Small 0 (2). EF- 
40, VF-30 1831 VF-30 "fr 1832 VF-30 (4), one recolored ☆ 1833 

VF-20 ☆ 1834 Small Date, Small Letters (2). EF-40, EF-40, 
recolored ☆ 1835 AU-50 ☆ 1836 Lettered Edge (3). Two VF-30, 
cleaned; one F-15. (Total: 28 pieces) 

426 1834 Small Date. 0-109. MS-60, prooflike. A lovely coin. Some 
faint obverse scratches keep it from a much higher grade. Out¬ 
standing iridescent blue peripheral halos surround frosty silver 
centers. Mirrored fields. A nice coin for a type collection. 

427 1840 Medium Letters, Reverse of 1838. Breen-4747. EF-40 
(ANACS Cache). Struck from a reverse die of the 1838-1839 
Capped Bust series. Pleasing steel gray surfaces lightly splashed in 
tones of iridescent blue and gold. Scarce and desirable as a variety. 
A coin for the specialist. 

428 1844 MS-62. Fully brilliant with well-struck, frosty design motifs 
and a hint of pale gold at the rim. A lovely coin for a moderately 
advanced type collection. 

429 1853 Arrows and Rays. AU-55. Certainly among the most popular 
of all design types. Fully brilliant with faintly granular surfaces, 
particularly at the rims. 

430 1866 With Motto. MS-64. Very faintly cleaned long ago, but barely 
discernible even when viewed under medium magnification. 
Sharp and lustrous. Visually appealing in every respect. Take a 
good look at this coin, and then bid accordingly. 

431 1873 No Arrows. Closed 3. Proof-60. Lightly cleaned long ago, 
and still mostly brilliant. Only 600 1873 No Arrows half dollars 
were coined in the Proof finish. 



432 1874 With Arrows. MS-60. Brilliant and lustrous with most design 
features showing clear definition. A popular two-year design type. 

433 1876 AU-50. Very choice for the grade. Splashes of iridescent pas¬ 
tel highlights on lustrous silver surfaces. 

434 High-grade pair: ☆ 1876-CC MS-60, fully lustrous and mostly bril¬ 
liant, with a dig under Miss Liberty’s foot 1942 Proof-63. (Total: 
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1892 AU-58. A trusty specimen from the first year of Barber half 
dollar coinage. Just a hint of rubbing on the high points keeps this 
horn a much higher grade. Fewer than one million pieces struck. 

436 Nearly complete Barber half dollar collection, lacking just the 
1903 Philadelphia issue. Grades range from VG to VF, with the 
following exceptions: ☆ 1892 G-4 ☆ 1895-0 AG, damaged ☆ 1914 
G-4. Housed in two custom albums. (Total: 73 pieces) 




437 1894 MS-63. Frosty surfaces evenly toned in mottled shades of 
“cloud)' gold. Sharp and attractive, with matte-like surfaces. 

438 High-grade Barber half dollar trio: ☆ 1897 MS-63. Frosty, satiny 
surfaces richly toned in shades of deep brown and blue at the rims 

☆ 1904 AU-50. Deep golden surfaces ☆ 1908-D EF40. Attractive 
for the grade. (Total: 3 pieces) 

439 Pair of early Liberty Walking half dollar issues, each certified by 
PCGS: ☆ 1916 MS-62. First year of issue. Satiny surfaces with pale 
golden halos at the rims ☆ 1917 MS-62. A virtual twin to the first. 
An attractive pair. (Total: 2 pieces) 

440 Nearly complete collection of Liberty Walking half dollars, lack¬ 
ing just the 1934 issue for completeness: ☆1916 G-4 ☆ 1916-D G-4 

☆ 1916-S VF-30 ☆ 1917 AU-55 ☆ 1917-D Mintmark on obverse. G- 
4 ☆ 1917-D Mintmark on reverse. VG-8 ☆ 1917-S Mintmark on ob¬ 
verse. VF-30 ☆ 1917-S Mintmark on reverse. VF-30 ☆ 1918 VG-8 ☆ 

1918- D VG-8 ☆ 1918-S VF-20 ☆ 1919 VF-20 ☆ 1919-D VG-8 ☆ 

1919- S G-4 ☆ 1920 VG-8 ☆ 1920-D VF-20 ☆ 1920-S EF-40 ☆ 1921 
G-4 ☆ 1921-D VG-8 ☆ 1921-S AG-3 ☆ 1923-S VG-8 ☆ 1927-S VF-20 

☆ 1928-S VG-8 ☆ 1929-D VG-8 ☆ 1929-S F-12 ☆ 1933-S VG-8 ☆ 
1934-D (2). AU-58 and AU-50 ☆ 1934-S EF-40 ☆ 1935 F-15 ☆ 1935- 
D EF-40 ☆ 1935-S VF-30 ☆ 1936 MS-63 ☆ 1936-D AU-55 ☆ 1936-S 
EF-40 ☆ 1937 AU-50 ☆ 1937-D AU-50 ☆ 1937-S AU-50 ☆ 1938 VF- 
20 ☆ 1938-D MS-60, cleaned. The issues of 1939 and 1940 average 
VG to Fine. The issues from 1941 through 1947 have an average 
grade of MS-62; the 1942-S and 1943-S issues are better struck than 
usually encountered. Housed in two custom albums. (Total: 65 
pieces) 




441 1916-D MS-63. A satiny specimen with the broad square rims and 

deeply basined fields that represent this first year of issue. A satiny 
coin of outstanding aesthetic quality. 



443 1917-S Mintmark on obverse. AU-58 (PCGS). Brilliant and satiny, 
just a hint ot rubbing away from a much higher grade. Very attrac¬ 
tive, and a coin that would hold its own in a Mint State collection. 

444 Quartette of popular Liberty Walking half dollars, each certified 
by PCGS: ☆ 1938 MS-64. Brilliant with a hint of gold at the rims ☆ 
1944 MS-65. A pale golden gem ☆ 1946-D MS-64. Fully brilliant ☆ 
1947-D MS-64. Splashes of pale gold. Final year of the series. (To¬ 
tal: 4 pieces) 

445 1940 Proof-64 (ANACS). Deep mirror surfaces and lightly frosted 
design elements. Splashes of iridescent gold in evidence. A popu¬ 
lar date. 

446 1943-D “overdate." MS-63. Mostly brilliant with blushes of pale 
golden brown iridescence. 

The “3/2 overdate” feature was present in the hub used to make this die, and presum¬ 
ably several other dies. These “overdate" obverses are known to have been used at the 
Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints as well as at Denver. Experience in recent years 
indicates that none of these varieties is particularly rare. 

447 Large hoard of Franklin half dollars, including Mint State and 
Proof specimens. The following Mint State coins am included: ☆ 
1954-D (20). Average MS-61 ☆ 1956 (20). Average MS-62 ☆ 1957-D 
(20). Average MS-61 ☆ 1958-D (20). Average MS-61 ☆'*1959-0 (20). 
Average MS-62 ☆ 1962-D (240). Average MS-61 ☆ 1963-P (40). Av¬ 
erage MS-62 ☆ 1963-D (40). Average MS-61. The following Proofs 
are included, all with an average grade of Proof-63 to 65: ☆ 1957 
(48) ☆ 1958 (40) ☆ 1959 (30) ☆ 1960 (11) ☆ 1961 (47) ☆ 1962(31) 
☆ 1963 (20). Quality coins representing a great opportunity for 
the mail order dealer or Franklin half dollar specialist. (Total: 633 
pieces) 

Silver dollars 



448 1795 Flowing Hair. Bolender-1. VF-35. Rarity-1. Obverse adjust¬ 

ment marks run diagonally across Liberty’s profile, still a pleasing 
coin for the grade. A few tiny edge marks are noted for accuracy. 
Pleasing steel gray surfaces. 


442 1917 MS-64. Frosty surfaces, richly toned in deep gold, which in 

our opinion, were artificially applied. Still an attractive coin. 


449 1795 Flowing Hair. B-2. F-12. Rarity-3. Two Leaves reverse style. A 

medium gray specimen with some scattered surface marks and 
tiny rim bruises noted for accuracy. Not a bad coin for the grade. 


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450 1795 Flowing Hair. B-5. VF-30. Rarity-1. Three leaves under each 

wing on reverse. The readily recognized obverse variety with bar in 
field behind Liberty’s head. A nice medium silver coin with rich 
golden highlights evenly displayed. Ideally suited for the type coin 
collector. 


451 1796 Small Date, Large Letters. B-4. VG-8. Rarity-2. Graffiti 

scratched in obverse field beneath L and Y in LIBERTY. Reverse 
scratches seen after AMERICA. Dusky blue-gray surfaces. 



452 1798 Heraldic Eagle reverse. Knob 9 in date. B-7. F-12. Rarity-3. 
A medium steel gray specimen with pale silver highlights. Attrac¬ 
tive for the grade. A few scattered surface marks are noted, com¬ 
mensurate with the grade. 

453 1798 Heraldic Eagle, 10 Arrows reverse. Pointed 9 in date. B-13. 
F-15. Rarity-3. A moderately scarce variety. Faint die break con¬ 
nects the rim to the L in LIBERTY. A “W” is lightly scratched in 
two places on the coin, once on the obverse and again on the re¬ 
verse. 

454 1798 Heraldic Eagle, 10 Arrows “and a stick” reverse. B-21. VF- 
20. Rarity-5. Diagnostic die lump in obverse field above 9 in date. 
Charcoal gray surfaces exhibit a scattering of tiny circulation 
marks and a few insignificant edge bruises. Diagonal reverse ad¬ 
justment marks on the eagle’s shield. Actually quite attractive. 



457 1798 Heraldic Eagle. B-29. VF-20. Rarity-4. Medium charcoal gray 

surfaces with hints of iridescent rose in the protected areas. Rela¬ 
tively mark-free for the grade, with just a few scattered marks 
noted for accuracy. ERI of AMERICA and branch immediately 
beneath obliterated on reverse, perhaps from being “struck 
through” some foreign matter, either grease or a rag; a slight edge 
bulge in this area lends credence to this theory. A pleasing speci¬ 
men of this moderately scarce issue. 


458 1798 Heraldic Eagle. B-29. F-15. Rarity-4. Light silver centers give 

way to deeper silver and pale golden shades at the rim. Some faint 
obverse surface hairlines are noted, as is a reverse scratch at the 
eagle’s shield. Moderately scarce. 



459 1799/8 15 Stars reverse. B-3. VF-20. Rarity-3. Variety with points 
of extra reverse stars visible beneath clouds. An attractive coin for 
the grade. Pale silver gray at the center, blending nicely toward 
deep iridescent gray-gold at the rims. A few scattered edge bruises 
are noted for accuracy, and very faint scratches are seen in the ob¬ 
verse field beneath Liberty’s hair bow. An altogether pleasing coin 
despite minor problems. 

460 1799 15 Stars reverse. B4. VF-20. Rarity-3. Reverse style with two 
extra stars protruding from beneath clouds. Lightly cleaned long 
ago with surfaces retoned in shades of gray. Still a pleasing coin for 
the grade. 


455 1798 Heraldic Eagle. B-23. F-15. Rarity-3. Charcoal gray surfaces 
with lighter gray highlights. Several tiny edge marks and some scat¬ 
tered surface pitting are noted for accuracy. 

456 1798 Heraldic Eagle. B-28. VG-8. Rarity-3. Dark blue and brown 
surfaces. Obverse style with 8 in date very high, nearly touching 
bust. Areas of scattered faint porosity noted on both sides. 


461 1799 15 Stars reverse. B-4. VF-20. Rarity-3. Reverse style with two 
extra stars protruding from beneath clouds. Surfaces cleaned and 
brushed long ago. Minor porosity noted in the area of Liberty’s 
breast. Traces of solder and moderately heavy scratches on rim at 
1:00 relative to the obverse. 

462 1799 15 Stars reverse. B-4. F-15. Rarity-3. A pleasing and original 
piece naturally toned in shades of iridescent blue and medium 
gray. Relatively problem-free for the grade, with a few insignificant 
marks noted for accuracy. A nice selection for the budget-con¬ 
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463 1799 B-5a. VF-20. Rarity-3. Iridescent steel gray and rose surfaces. 

From an advanced state of the reverse die, with several cracks unit¬ 
ing most of the peripheral legends, also heavily cracked through 
the first T in STATES. While some edge roughness is seen on both 
sides, most of this coin’s surfaces remain in a pleasing state of pres¬ 
ervation. 



464 1799 B-7. VF-20. Rarity-4. Light silver gray and pale golden sur¬ 

faces. A few scattered marks are noted, but none that detract sig¬ 
nificantly from the overall appeal. A decent specimen of a rela¬ 
tively scarce variety. 



465 1799 B-8a. VF-20. Rarity-3. A pleasing coin for the grade. Lightly 

cleaned long ago, with just the faintest vestiges of this cleaning 
noticeable. Naturally retoned in pale shades of gold and rose. A 
nice coin that should be seen to be appreciated. 




466 1799 B-10. VF-20. Rarity-3. A glossy steel gray specimen with 
splashes of iridescent rose and blue in evidence. Lighter gray ton¬ 
ing on the high points. From a heavily shattered reverse die, with 
bisecting cracks forming a “cross” in the center of the O in OF. An 
attractive coin for the grade. 

467 1799 B-lOa. F-12. Rarity-3. A medium gray specimen that exhibits 
faint graffiti in the obverse fields. From an advanced state of the 
reverse die, with several die cracks now extending into the stars 
above the eagle’s head. 

468 1799 B-ll. F-15. Rarity-2. Prominent reverse die crack from rim 
past curve of D in UNITED to eagle’s wing. Medium gray surfaces 
exhibit a scattering of tiny marks. An acceptable specimen at this 
grade level. 




469 1799 B-12. VF-20. Rarity-3. Variety without berries on reverse 

branch. A few tiny edge bruises are noted on both sides. Medium 
silver gray with pale golden highlights. Not a bad coin for the 
grade. 




470 1799 B-15. VF-20. Rarity-5. Irregular Date variety, with first 9 in 
date high and tilted to left and second 9 lower and tilted to right. 
Medium silver surfaces with splashes of iridescent gold. Some faint 
reverse scratches are noted on the reverse at the eagle’s shield, and 
a few tiny edge bruises are noted for accuracy. Scarce and desir¬ 
able. 

471 1799 B-17. F-15. Rarity-3. An attractive slate gray specimen with 
much design detail remaining, perhaps conservatively graded on 
our part. A few very tiny obverse marks are noted, and a reverse 
dig is seen after the final S in STATES, otherwise an attractive, 
problem-free specimen. 


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472 1799 B-17a. VF-20. Rarity-3. Cleaned long ago and retoned to iri¬ 

descent shades of sky blue and rose. A few scattered surface marks 
and edge bruises are noted for accuracy. From an advanced state 
of the reverse die, with crack through UNITED and beyond. 



473 1799 B-19. VF-20. Rarity-5. Surfaces lightly brushed long ago, 

since naturally retoned in shades of silver gray and iridescent rose. 
Obverse with advanced die crack through first three stars and 
date. Scarce and desirable. 



474 1800 B-8. VF-20. Rarity-3. Medium silver gray surfaces display 

splashes of iridescent blue and rose. A few tiny marks are noted, 
but none that detract significantly from the overall appeal. A de¬ 
cent coin for the type collector. 



475 1800 B-4. VF-35. Rarity-4. An attractive specimen. Splashes of iri¬ 

descent gold enhance the steel gray and silver gray design details. 
A moderately scarce variety. Three tiny obverse field marks and 
two insignificant reverse rim bruises (that barely disturb the den¬ 
ticles) are mentioned for accuracy. Consider this one for your type 
collection. 


476 1800 B-12. F-15. Rarity-3. Graffito initial “H" and other scratches 
on obverse. Iridescent sea green surfaces. 

477 1800 B-18. F-12, dark. Rarity-3. Dark slate gray and navy blue sur¬ 
faces. Relatively free of problems save for some very minor edge 
bruising. 

478 1801 B-3. G-6. Rarity-2. Well worn but without major problems. 
Reverse rim complete, obverse rim nearly so. A nice opportunity 
for the budget-conscious collector. 




479 1801 B-2. VF-30. Rarity-3. Medium gray surfaces with slate gray 

highlights. Areas of microscopic porosity and a scattering of tiny 
marks are noted for the interested bidder’s information. 



480 1801 B-2. VF-20. Rarity-3. Lightly burnished and tooled beneath L 

on obverse, otherwise quite pleasing for the grade. Iridescent rose 
and sky blue highlights on attractive gray surfaces. 


481 1802/1 Narrow Date. B-l. VG-10. Rarity-4. Deep iridescent gray 

surfaces with pale rose toning on the design motifs. A scattering of 
tiny surface marks and small edge bruises are present, but not se¬ 
verely so for the grade. 



482 1803 Large 3. B-6. VF-20. Rarity-2. Deep slate gray surfaces verg¬ 

ing on black, splashed with attractive pastel iridescence. Several 
shallow edge bruises are noted on both sides and a few old faint 
scratches will be noticed after careful examination. 


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483 1803 Large 3. B-6. VF-20. Rarity-2. Deep lilac tones on iridescent 
silver gray surfaces. A pleasing coin for the grade, exhibiting just a 
few surface marks. A very tiny rim bruise is noted at 12:00 relative 
to the reverse. A nice coin for a type set. 

484 1803 Large 3. B-6. F-15, cleaned. Rarity-2. Brilliant silver surfaces 
(a result of dipping) just beginning to tone in shades of deep gray 
and gold. Not a bad coin from the standpoint of overall wear and 
surface marks, and perhaps some time spent on a windowsill (or in 
a leather pouch) would judiciously add some “natural” coloring to 
its pleasing surfaces. 

485 Pair of Liberty Seated issues: ft 1846-0 AU-50/55, cleaned, pale 
golden gray surfaces, scarce issue ☆ 1872 VF-30, with a shallow ob¬ 
verse scratch in the right field. (Total: 2 pieces) 

486 1878 8 Tailfeathers. MS-64 DPL (NGC). Pale champagne toning 
highlights on brilliant surfaces. George T. Morgan’s popular de¬ 
sign motifs are lightly frosted, forming a pleasing cameo contrast 
with the deep mirror fields. Scarce this nice. 

487 Quintette of INS-graded Morgan dollars, with grade levels re¬ 
evaluated by us: ☆ 1878 8 Tailfeathers. MS-64, prooflike (3 pieces, 
each called MS-65 DMPL by INS) ☆ 1887 MS-64, prooflike (called 
MS-65 DMPL by INS) ☆ 1903 MS-64, prooflike (called MS-65 
DMPL by INS). A nice group. (Total: 5 pieces) 

488 Selection of popular Morgan dollar issues: ☆ 1878 8 Tailfeathers. 

MS-64 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous ☆ 1880 MS-63, prooflike. 

Fully brilliant ☆ 1891 (4). Average grade MS-63, each coin attrac¬ 
tively toned in iridescent pastel shades ☆ 1899-0 MS-65. Fully bril¬ 
liant at the center with rich iridescent halos at the rims. A nice 
group. (Total: 7 pieces) 

489 Group of certified Morgan dollars: ☆ 1878 8 Tailfeathers. MS-62 
DPL (NGC) ☆ 1878 7/8 Trailfeathers. MS-61 DMPL (PCGS) ☆ 

1879-S 2nd reverse, MS-61 DPL (NGC) ☆ 1879-S (2). One MS-64 
DMPL (PCGS); one MS-64 PL (ANACS Cache) ☆1882-S MS-65 PL 
(NGC) ☆ 1885-0 MS-63 DMPL (ANACS Cache) ☆ 1887 (3); Two 
MS-64 DMPL (PCGS); one MS-63 DPL (NGC) ☆ 1898-0 MS-64 PL 
(PCGS). Rich golden toning, an attractive offering. (Total: 11 
pieces) 

490 Extensive collection of Morgan dollars, including many Uncircu¬ 
lated examples. The set is housed in three display albums: ☆ 1878 
8 Tailfeathers, MS-60 ☆ 1878 7/8 Tailfeathers, MS-62 ☆ 1878 7 
Tailfeathers, MS-60 ☆ 1878-CC MS-60 ☆ 1878-S MS-64 ☆ 1879 MS- 
60 ☆ 1879-CC EF-40, Capped Mintmark variety ☆ 1879-0 AU-50 
☆ 1879-S MS-60 ☆ 1880 MS-62 ☆ 1880-CC EF-40, polished ☆ 1880- 
O AU-55 ☆ 1880-S MS-63 ☆ 1881 AU-50 ☆ 1881-CC MS-62 ☆ 

1881-0 MS-62 ☆ 1881-S MS-63 ☆ 1882 MS-62 ☆ 1882-CC MS-62 
DMPL ☆ 1882-0 MS-62 ☆ 1882-S MS-64 ☆ 1883 AU-55 ☆ 1883-CC 
MS-63 ☆ 1883-0 MS-62 ☆ 1883-S EF-45 ☆ 1884 MS-60 ☆ 1884-CC 
MS-60, PL ☆ 1884-0 MS-63 ☆ 1884-S EF-45 ☆ 1885 MS-62 ☆ 1885- 
CC MS-62 ☆ 1885-0 MS-62 ☆ 1885-S AU-55 ☆ 1886 MS-63 ☆ 

1886- 44 AU-55 ☆ 1886-S MS-62 ☆ 1887 AU-50 ☆ 1887-0 MS-60 ☆ 497 

1887- S AU-55 ☆ 1888 MS-60 ☆ 1888-0 AU-55 ☆ 1888-S EF-40 ☆ 


1889 MS-62 ☆ 1889-CC VF-30, cleaned ☆ 1889-0 AU-50 ☆ 1889-S 
AU-55 ☆ 1890 MS-60 ☆ 1890-CC EF-40 ☆ 1890-0 AU-55 ☆ 1890-S 
AU-55 ☆ 1891 MS-60 ☆ 1891-CC MS-60 ☆ 1891-0 AU-50 ☆ 1891-S 
AU-50 ☆ 1892 AU-55 ☆ 1892-CC AU-50 ☆ 1892-0 VF-30 ☆ 1892-S 
EF-40 ☆ 1893 AU-55 ☆ 1893-CC VF-20 ☆ 1893-0 VF-30 ☆ 1893-S 
F-15 ☆ 1894 EF-40 ☆ 1894-0 VF-30 ☆ 1894-S AU-55 ☆ 1895-0 VF- 
20 ☆ 1895-S VF-20 ☆ 1896 AU-55 ☆ 1896-0 VF-30 ☆ 1896-S VF-30 
☆ 1897 AU-50 ☆ 1897-0 EF40 ☆ 1897-S MS-60 ☆ 1898 MS-60 ☆ 

1898- 0 MS-60 ☆ 1898-S MS-60 ☆ 1899 AU-55 ☆ 1899-0 MS-62 ☆ 

1899- S AU-55 ☆ 1900 MS-64 ☆ 1900-0 MS-62 ☆ 1900-S MS-60 ☆ 
1901 EF-45 ☆ 1901-0 MS-60 ☆ 1901-S MS-60 ☆ 1902 AU-55 ☆ 

1902- 0 MS-60 ☆ 1902-S EF-40 ☆ 1903 MS-60 ☆ 1903-0 MS-63 ☆ 

1903- S EF-45 ☆ 1904 AU-50 ☆ 1904-0 MS-63 ☆ 1904-S AU-55 ☆ 
1921 MS-60 ☆ 1921-D MS-60 ☆ 1921-S AU-55. (Total: 97 pieces) 

491 Offering of San Francisco Mint dollars in INS holders. The INS 
grades are in parentheses: ☆ 1878-S MS-65 DMPL ☆ 1879-S MS-65, 
prooflike (MS-65 DMPL) ☆ 1880-S MS-65 PL (MS-65 DMPL) ☆ 
1881-S MS-65 DMPL ☆ 1882-S MS-64 (MS-65 DMPL). (Total: 5 
pieces) 

492 Gem-quality Morgan dollar offering. All are PCGS or NGC-certi- 
fied as MS-65: 1878-S (PCGS) ☆ 1881-S (NGC) (2) ☆ 1882-S (NGC) 
(2) ☆ 1882-S (PCGS) (5) ☆ 1885 (NGC) ☆ 1898 (PCGS). (Total: 13 
pieces) 

493 1878-S DPL (NGC). Sharply struck and fully brilliant. The frosty 
devices contrast nicely with the glittering mirror fields. 

494 Assortment of San Francisco Mint dollars in INS holders: ☆ 1878-S 

(2) , both prooflike, MS-64 and MS-63 ft 1879-S MS-64, prooflike ft 
1880-S MS-65 ft 1881-S MS-64 (2), one is prooflike ft 1882-S MS-64 

(3) , two are prooflike. All are INS-certified as.MS-65T)MPL, except 

for one of the 1882-S dollars which is certified as MS-65 PL. (Total: 
9 pieces) , 

495 Selection of Uncirculated Morgan issues: ☆ 1878-S MS-61 ft 1882- 
S MS-62 ☆ 1884-0 MS-60 ☆ 1885-0 MS-62 ☆ 1886 MS-61 ☆ 1889 
(3), one MS-62, and two MS-61 ☆ 1890-S MS-62 ☆ 1896 MS-62 ☆ 
1899-0 MS-62 ☆ 1900 MS-63 ☆ 1902-0 (2), MS-62 and MS-61 ☆ 

1904- 0 MS-62 ☆ 1921 Morgan (6), one MS-64, four MS-63, and 
one MS-62. (Total: 21 pieces) 


496 1879 MS-65. Brilliant and lustrous. Nice in every way. 


1879 MS-65. Sharply struck and untoned. The devices are frosty 
and the fields are smooth and satiny. 






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498 Offering of mostly Uncirculated silver dollars with mintmarks: ☆ 

1879- CC Large CC/Small CC, MS-60, with a reverse spot ☆ 1883- 
CC MS-62 ☆ 1884-CC MS-62 ☆ 1892 MS-61 ☆ 1895-0 VF-30 ☆ 
1895-S EF-40 ☆ 1900-0 MS-65 ☆ 1904-0 MS-64. (Total: 8 pieces) 

499 Offering of silver dollars in INS holders. The INS grades are in 
parentheses: ☆ 1879-S MS-65, prooflike (MS-65/66 PL) ☆ 1880 
MS-63 (MS-65) ☆ 1880-CC MS-64 (MS-65) ☆ 1882-S MS-64, 
prooflike (MS-65 DMPL) ☆ 1883-0 MS-64 PL (3), (each MS-65 
DMPL) ☆ 1904-0 MS-64, prooflike (MS-65/66 PL) ☆ 1904-0 MS- 
64 (MS-65 PL). (Total: 9 pieces) 

500 Pair of lustrous 1880 dollars with nicely matched golden gray col¬ 
oration: ☆ MS-65 ☆ MS-64. (Total: 2 pieces) 

501 1880-CC MS-64 DMPL (PCGS). Fully brilliant with frosty devices 
and deeply reflective fields. A nice specimen for the numismatist 
who appreciates high-grade Carson City Mint issues. 

502 Pair of Uncirculated Carson City Mint issues in INS holders. The 
INS grades are listed in parentheses: ☆ 1880-CC MS-64, prooflike 
(MS-65 DMPL) ☆ 1884-CC MS-64 (MS-65 PL). (Total: 2 pieces) 

503 Trio of prooflike Carson City Mint dollars in G.S.A. holders: ☆ 

1880- CC MS-61 ☆ 1881-CC MS-60 ☆ 1883-CC MS-62. (Total: 3 
pieces) 

504 Pair of MS-60 Carson City Mint issues in G.S.A. holders: ☆ 1880- 
CC ☆ 1885-CC. (Total: 2 pieces) 

505 Pair of Carson City Mint dollars in G.S.A. holders: ☆ 1880-CC, 2nd 
Reverse, MS-60, a scarce variety ☆ 1881-CC MS-60. (Total: 2 
pieces) 

506 Offering of Uncirculated New Orleans Mint issues in INS holders. 
The INS grades are listed in parentheses: ☆ 1880-0 MS-64 (MS-65) 

☆ 1883-0 MS-65, prooflike (MS-65 DMPL) ☆ 1884-0 MS-65, 
prooflike (MS-65 DMPL) ☆ 1885-0 MS-64, prooflike (MS-65 
DMPL) ☆ 1887-0 MS-64 (MS-65 DMPL) ☆ 1899-0 MS-64 (MS-65 
DMPL). (Total: 6 pieces) 

507 Trio of Morgan dollars with mintmarks. All are ANACS Cache cer¬ 
tified: ☆ 1880-S MS-66 ☆ 1888-0 MS-64 DMPL ☆ 1898-S MS-64. 
(Total: 3 pieces) 

508 Grouping of Uncirculated Morgan issues including some certified 
examples: ☆ 1880-S MS-64 (PCGS) ☆ 1880-S MS-63 ☆ 1881-S MS- 
63 ☆ 1882-CC (2), MS-64 and MS-63 ☆ 1882-S MS-63 ☆ 1883-CC 
(3), two MS-64, and one, MS-60 ☆ 1883-0 MS-63 ☆ 1884 MS-64 ☆ 
1884-CC MS-60 (3) ☆ 1884-0 MS-60 ☆ 1885 MS-63 (PCGS) ☆ 1886 
MS-60 ☆ 1887 MS-62 ☆ 1889 MS-60 ☆ 1890 MS-62 ☆ 1898-0 MS- 
60 ☆ 1899 MS-63 (NGC) ☆ 1902-0 MS-64 (Blanchard holder) ☆ 
1902-0 MS-60 (2) ☆ 1904-0 MS-63 (4). (Total: 29 pieces) 

509 Certified silver dollar selection: ☆ 1881-S MS-66 PL (PCGS) ☆ 
1883-CC MS-64 DMPL (2), both in INS holders as MS-65 DMPL ☆ 
1883-0 MS-64, prooflike (2), both in INS holders as MS-65 DMPL 

☆ 1902-0 MS-64, prooflike, in an INS holder as MS-65 DMPL. (To¬ 
tal: 6 pieces) 

510 Quality silver dollar selection: ☆ 1881-S MS-66, prooflike ☆ 1884 
MS-65 ☆ 1884-CC MS-64 ☆ 1885 MS-64/66 ☆ 1890 MS-64, 
prooflike ☆ 1891-CC MS-62, DMPL ☆ 1925 MS-65. Most of these 
pieces are brilliant. (Total: 7 pieces) 

511 Quality Morgan dollar selection: ☆ 1881-S MS-66 ☆ 1885-CC MS- 
61, prooflike ☆ 1898 Proof-60, one of just 735 Proof silver dollars 
coined during the year. (Total: 3 pieces) 


512 Assortment of Uncirculated silver dollars including some < crtified 
issues: ☆ 1881-S MS-63 (Hallmark) ☆ 1883-0 MS-64 (NGC) v 
1883-0 MS-62 (2) ☆ 1884-0 MS-65 (ANACS Cache) ☆ 1884-0 MS 
64 DMPL (PCGS) ☆ 1884-0 MS-64 (NGC) (2) ☆ 1885-0 MS-6.3 
(NGC) ☆ 1887 MS-64 (NGC) ☆ 1922 MS-60 (Paramount holder). 
(Total: 11 pieces) 

513 Trio of New Orleans Mint dollars: ☆ 1882-0 MS-64, prooflike ☆ 
1883-CC MS-65, prooflike ☆ 1904-0 MS-64. All are INS-certified as 
MS-65 DMPL. (Total: 3 pieces) 

514 Desirable Philadelphia Mint trio: ☆ 188.3 MS-65, prooflike ☆ 1898 
MS-65, prooflike ☆ 1921 Morgan, MS-65, semiprooflike. Each is 
INS-certified as MS-65 DMPL. (Total: 3 pieces) 

515 1884-CC MS-65 DMPL (PCGS). sharply struck with frosty devices 
and nicely reflective mirror fields. Nice in every way. 

516 1884-S AU-58. Brilliant surfaces with most of the original mint lus¬ 
tre still surviving. Close examination reveals a line on Miss 
Liberty’s cheek. The 1884-S is one of the scarcest San Francisco 
Mint issues in AU and higher grades. 

517 1887 MS-65 (DMPL). A glittering untoned gem example showing 
bold cameo contrast between the fields and devices. 

518 Quartette of Morgan dollars in Paramount holders: ☆ 1888-S MS- 
62 ☆ 1890-S MS-63 ☆ 1891-S MS-63 ☆ 1897 MS-64. (Total: 4 
pieces) 

519 Pair of prooflike San Francisco Mint issues grading MS-64 each: ☆ 
1889-S ☆ 1890-S. Each is INS-certified as MS-65 DMPL. (Total: 2 
pieces) 

520 1889-S MS-63 DPL (NGC). A delightful example having frosty de¬ 
vices and nicely reflective fields. Miss Liberty’s cheek is very 
smooth for the grade. 


521 1890-CC MS-64 DPL (NGC). Sharply struck with just a whisper of 
golden iridescence. 

522 Trio of frosty gem-quality 1890-0 dollars: ☆ MS-65 (2) ☆ MS-64. 
One example is toned. (Total: 3 pieces) 

523 1891 MS-64. A delightful example handsomely toned in inter¬ 
mingled hues of coppery gold and lilac-gray. 

524 1892 MS-63. Frosty and mostly brilliant with some wisps of golden 
toning at the obverse rim. Scarce in Uncirculated grade. 

525 Selection of popular 1890s dollars. Most are brilliant: 'fr 1892-CC 
AU-55 ☆ 1893 AU-55 ☆ 1893-CC AU-50 ☆ 1893-0 AU-5G ☆ 1894- 
O AU-50. (Total: 5 pieces) 

526 Pair of lovely 1892-0 dollars: ☆ MS-65 ☆ MS-64. Each is fully lus¬ 
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527 1895-S MS-61 DMPL (PCGS). An attractive example having frosty 
devices and nicely reflective mirror fields. Both the obverse and 
reverse exhibit a pleasing nuance of delicate golden iridescence. 
Most of the design features are sharply defined save for a few 
strands of hair over Miss Liberty’s ear. 

528 1895-S AU-58/MS-60. Frosty and mostly brilliant with tinges of 
golden brown coloration at the rims. A desirable issue having a 
mintage of just 400,000 pieces. Eagerly sought in all grades. 

529 1896 MS-65 DMPL (PCGS). The frosty devices contrast nicely with 
the glittering mirror fields. 

530 1896-0 MS-60. Pearl gray iridescence enhances the lustrous sur¬ 
faces. The 1896-0 ranks high as one of the scarcest Morgan dollar 
issues of the New Orleans Mint. 


531 1897-S MS-65. Sharply struck with virtually all design features 
showing bold definition except for a few strands over Miss 
Liberty’s ear. The fields are smooth and satiny. 

532 1899-0 MS-66. Fully lustrous. The obverse is toned in pleasing 
hues of lilac-gray and golden brown. The reverse is brilliant. 

533 1902-0 MS-64 DPL (NGC). The mirror fields beautifully comple¬ 
ment the frosty devices. 

534 1902-0 MS-64 DPL (NGC). The central areas are brilliant, chang¬ 
ing to a pale golden shade peripherally. 

535 1904-0 MS-66 (PCGS). Pearl gray toning in the central areas 
changes to a pleasing golden brown shade peripherally. The fields 
exhibit considerable prooflike character. Outstanding both techni¬ 
cally and aesthetically. 

536 1904-0 MS-65. A superb satiny gem toned in varied rainbow hues. 
Silver dollars were coined at the New Orleans Mint for the final 
time in this year. 

537 Pair of Uncirculated dollars in INS holders. The INS grades are 
listed in parentheses: ☆ 1921-D MS-64, prooflike (MS-65 DMPL) ☆ 
1925-S MS-64 (MS-65). (Total: 2 pieces) 


538 1921 Peace. MS-64 (NGC). Frosty and attractive. Coined during 
the first year of the Peace dollar series. 

539 1921 Peace. MS-63 (PCGS). Frosty with pale golden gray irides¬ 
cence. A typical striking with some softness on the high points. 
Peace dollars were coined for the first time in this year. 

540 1921 Peace dollar. MS-63. Warmly toned in golden brown and 
gunmetal-blue shades. 

541 Assortment of mostly Uncirculated Peace dollars struck at the 
Philadelphia Mint: ☆ 1921 MS-60 ☆ 1922 MS-63 ☆ 1923 (5), three 
MS-63, and two MS-62 ☆ 1926 (3), one MS-62, and two MS-60 ☆ 
1927 (2), MS-60 and AU-58 ☆ 1928 AU-55 ☆ 1935 MS-60. (Total: 
14 pieces) 

542 Peace dollar collection complete from 1921 through 1935-S. The 
set grades average MS-60 to 63 except where noted: ☆ 1921 MS-60 

☆ 1922 ☆ 1922-D ☆ 1922-S ☆ 1923 ☆ 1923-D ☆ 1923-S ☆ 1924 ☆ 
1924-S EF-45 ☆ 1925 ☆ 1925-S ☆ 1926 ☆ 1926-D ☆ 1926-S EF-45 ☆ 
1927 ☆ 1927-D EF-45 ☆ 1927-S ☆ 1928 AU-50 ☆ 1928-S ☆ 1934 ☆ 
1934-D ☆ 1934-S EF-40 ☆ 1935 ☆ 1935-S. The collection is housed 
in a display album. (Total: 24 pieces) 

543 Peace dollar collection, complete from 1921 through 1935, grad¬ 
ing average AU-55 to MS-60, except where noted. The set is 
housed in a display album: ☆ 1921 ☆ 1922 ☆ 1922-D ☆ 1922-S ☆ 
1923 ☆ 1923-D ☆ 1923-S ☆ 1924 ☆ 1924-S ☆ 1925 ☆ 1925-S ☆ 

1926 ☆ 1926-D ☆ 1926-S ☆ 1926 ☆ 1926-D ☆ 1926-S ☆ 1927 ☆ 
1927-D ☆ 1927-S ☆ 1928 ☆ 1928-S ☆ 1934 ☆ 1934-D ☆ 1934-S VG- 
8 ☆ 1935 ☆ 1935-S. (Total: 24 pieces) 

544 Peace dollar collection, complete from 1921 to 1^35-S, grading 
average EF-40, except where noted: ☆ 1921 AU-50 '£'1922 ☆ 1922- 
D ☆ 1922-S ☆ 1923 ☆ 1923-D ☆ 1923-S ☆ 1924 ☆ 1924-S ☆ 1925 

☆ 1925-S ☆ 1926 ☆ 1926-D ☆ 1926-S ☆ 1927 ☆ 1927-D ☆ 1927-S ☆ 
1928, with an obverse planchet defect ☆ 1928-S ☆ 1934 ☆ 1934-D 

☆ 1934-S VF-20 ☆ 1935 ☆ 1935-S. (Total: 24 pieces) 

545 Peace dollar collection, complete from 1921 through 1935-S. The 
set on average grades from Fine to VF, except where noted: ☆ 
1921 EF45 ☆ 1922 ☆ 1922-D ☆ 1922-S ☆ 1923 ☆ 1923-D ☆ 1923- 
S ☆ 1924 ☆ 1924-S ☆ 1925 ☆ 1925-S ☆ 1926 ☆ 1926-D ☆ 1926-S ☆ 

1927 ☆ 1927-D ☆ 1927-S ☆ 1928 EF-40 ☆ 1928-S ☆ 1934 ☆ 1934-D 

☆ 1934-S VG-8 ☆ 1935 ☆ 1935-S. The collection is housed in a dis¬ 
play album. (Total: 24 pieces) 

546 1922-S MS-63/64. Brilliant and frosty. 

547 1924 MS-65 (PCGS). Appealing golden gray iridescence. Nice eye 
appeal. 

548 1924 MS-65 (PCGS). A delightful frosty gem example. 

549 1924 MS-65 (PCGS). Toned in pleasing intermingled pastel hues 
of gold and lilac-gray. 

550 1934 MS-64 (NGC). Pale golden gray toning on frosty surfaces. 
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T rade Dollars _ 

551 1875-S MS-60 (PCGS). Type I obverse and reverse. Frosty devices 
contrast nicely with mirrorlike fields. 

552 1875-S MS-60 (ANACS Cache). Type I obverse and reverse. Fully 
lustrous. Two or three tiny flecks are noted, and these are prob¬ 
ably all that prevented ANACS from assigning a considerably 
higher grade. 

553 Trio of trade dollar issues, all have been lightly cleaned: ☆ 1876 
EF-40, with obverse edge bump, Type I obverse, Type II reverse ☆ 
1877 VF-35, with reverse scratches ☆ 1878-S AU-50. (Total: 3 
pieces) 

Gold dollars 


554 Trio of gold dollars illustrating all three design types: ☆ 1853-0 
Type I, VF-20, with lines on Miss Liberty’s cheek and neck ☆ 1856- 
S Type II, EF-40, Doubled Mintmark variety, cleaned ☆ 1856 Type 
III, EFA5, Upright 5 variety. (Total: 3 pieces) 

Ouarter Eagles 

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High-Grade 1843-C $2.50 




558 1870-S AU-50 (PCGS). Brilliant surfaces with much original mint 

lustre surviving in the fields. Distinguished by a tiny mark under 
Miss Liberty’s chin as illustrated. Certainly among the finest survi¬ 
vors from an original mintage of just 16,000 pieces. 



559 1871 AU-50, prooflike. Mostly brilliant with wisps of pink irides¬ 
cence at the rims. Miss Liberty’s hair and the eagle’s plumage de¬ 
tails show bold definition. Some scarcely noticeable hairlines on 
the obverse are indicative of a light cleaning long ago. Only 5,330 
quarter eagles were struck at the Philadelphia Mint during the 
year. 

560 1878 AU-50. Frosty surfaces. 

561 1895 MS-60. Sharply struck and brilliant with frosty devices. The 
fields have a texture intermediate between satiny and mirrorlike. 
Very appealing for the grade. 

562 1907 MS-62/64. Pale olive-gold toning on frosty surfaces. Most of 
the design features are as sharp as could be desired. Liberty Head 
quarter eagles were coined for the last time in this year. 

563 1925-D MS-62. Popular Denver Mint issue. Housed in an INS 
holder as MS-63. 

564 1926 MS-63 (ANACS Cache). Brilliant, frosty, and sharply struck. 
Nice in every way! 


Half Eagles 


(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

555 1843-C Small Date. AU-50. Bright yellow gold. The motifs are 
frosty, and the fields have a texture intermediate between satiny 
and prooflike. Close examination reveals some tiny marks on the 
obverse rim between the first two stars, a feature that will enable 
identification of this piece at any point in the future. The variety is 
very rare in this lofty state of preservation. Researcher Douglas 
Winter in his book, Charlotte Mint Gold Coins: 1838-1861, estimates 
that only about nine to 11 exist above the EF level. Certainly, an 
excellent opportunity for the advanced specialist! 

556 Quarter eagle selection: ☆ 1845 VF-25 ☆ 1852 AU-50 ☆ 1853 EF- 
45 ☆ 1909 (2), AU-50 and EF-45 ☆ 1911 (2), EF-45 and EF-40 ☆ 
1912 AU-50 ☆ 1915 AU-50. (Total: 9 pieces) 




565 1888-S AU-58 (PCGS). Lustrous and attractive. The surfaces show 

just faint indications of circulation. Numismatic researcher David 
Akers was able to find just 10 appearances of examples grading 
AU or better in a survey of more than 300 major auction sales, and 
remarks the issue is “very scarce in all grades.” 


566 Pair of lovely lustrous Liberty Head issues: ☆ 1893 AU-50 ☆ 1895 
AU-55. Each is brilliant and attractive. (Total: 2 pieces) 


567 1902 MS-63. Boldly struck and fully lustrous, with just a whisper of 
olive-gold iridescence. 

568 1904 MS-63. A popular Philadelphia Mint issue. Housed in an INS 
slab as MS-64. 


557 1853 MS-61 (PCGS). Frosty and attractive with just a whisper of 

olive-gold iridescence. A tiny mark on Miss Liberty’s cheek is prob¬ 
ably all that kept PCGS from assigning a considerably higher 
grade. 


569 1908 Liberty Head. MS-60. Brilliant and frosty. Accompanied by 

an NCI certificate, wherein this piece is graded MS-63. 


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570 1908 Indian. AU-50. Still mostly lustrous despite evidence of brief 

circulation. A tine scratch is noted behind the eagle’s head. 

eagles 


1880-CC VF-30. Attractive for the grade. A scarce and popular 
Carson City Mint variety. 



572 1880-0 EF^O. Mostly brilliant surfaces, with traces of lustre visible 

around the stars, letters, and numerals. A fine line is present over 
Miss Liberty’s head. 




573 1901 MS-63 (PCGS). Frosty and sharply struck with virtually all 

design features defined to full advantage. The surfaces are mostly 
brilliant with some splashes of coppery orange iridescence on both 
surfaces. 



579 


1913 MS-62. Frosty and attractive with just a faint whisper of olive- 
gold iridescence. 


580 1915 AU-58. Brilliant surfaces. Magnification reveals a tiny mark 
on the Indian princess’ cheek. 

581 1916-S AU-55. Brilliant and lustrous. Close examination reveals 
two shallow scratches to the left of the date. 


582 1932 MS-62 (PCGS). Fully lustrous and sharply struck, with ap¬ 
pealing olive-gold surfaces. 

583 1932 MS-60. Frosty and attractive for the grade. 

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574 1901 MS-63 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous. Another lovely speci¬ 
men, suitable for inclusion in a 20th-century type set. 

575 1901-S MS-62/64. Sharply struck. A popular San Francisco Mint 
issue. 


576 1902-S AU-58. Boldly struck with brilliant untoned surfaces. Some 
scarcely noticeable hairlines in the fields are indicative of a light 
cleaning long ago. 

577 1911 MS-62. Brilliant and lustrous. 

578 1912 MS-60. Fully lustrous with just a whisper of olive-gold irides¬ 
cence. 


584 1884-CC MS-60. Fully lustrous and mostly brilliant, but with some 

streaky obverse toning, and a few scarcely noticeable scratches in 
front of Miss Liberty’s nose. 


585 1890-CC AU-58. Sharply struck and satiny. Some spotty toning is 

present on the reverse as illustrated. 


586 1897 MS-63. Brilliant with boldly defined design features and 

frosty lustre. 








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587 1900-S AU-55. Frosty and mostly brilliant, with just the faintest of 

wear on the high points. 

Gem MS-65 1903 $20 


588 1903 MS-65. A splendid frosty gem example of this issue and one 
of the finest we can recall having auctioned in recent times. Virtu¬ 
ally all design features show superb definition. Although thou¬ 
sands of 1903 double eagles have survived in Uncirculated grade, 
only a tiny proportion of these could match the quality offered 
here. 

589 1903 MS-60. Fully brilliant with smooth satiny lustre. 

590 1904 MS-63. Frosty and mostly brilliant with some splashes of 
brown and coppery gold coloration at the borders. 

591 Pair of double eagles illustrating different 20th-century design 
types: ☆ 1904 MS-60 ☆ 1924 MS-60. (Total: 2 pieces) 

592 Offering of brilliant lustrous Saint-Gaudens double eagles: ☆ 1908 
No Motto (2), AU-55 and AU-50 ☆ 1922 (2), AU-58 and AU-55 ☆ 
1925 AU-58. (Total: 5 pieces) 


593 1911-S MS-63. Sharp and frosty with just a whisper of olive-gold 
coloration. Notably, the S-mintmark of this specimen is tilted 
markedly toward the left. 

594 1912 MS-60. Frosty with just a faint whisper of olive iridescence. 

595 1913-S AU-50. Brilliant and lustrous. A popular issue because of its 
low mintage of just 34,000 pieces. 

596 1914-D MS-60. Frosty and untoned. A popular Denver Mint issue. 

597 1920 MS-60. Satiny and untoned. Only 228,250 examples were 
produced during the year. 

598 1924 MS-64. A handsome gem example housed in an INS holder 
as MS-65. 

599 Quartette of lustrous 1924 double eagles: ☆ AU-55 ☆ AU-50 (3). 
(Total: 4 pieces) 

600 1927 AU-50. 


Commemorative 
Silver coins 


601 Selection of popular silver commemorative types: ☆ 1893 
Isabella quarter. AU-58. Frosty and lustrous, just a hint of rubbing 
on the high points. Deep golden tones in the protected areas ☆ 
1936 Cincinnati. MS-64. Fully brilliant ☆ 1938 Delaware. MS-64. 
Deep golden toning at the rims ☆ 1936 Gettysburg. MS-60. 
Splashes of gold in the recessed areas ☆ 1924 Huguenot. MS-62. 
Frosty and lustrous ☆ 1936 Long Island. MS-63. Brilliant obverse, 
vivid peripheral toning on the reverse ☆ 1915-S Panama-Pacific. 
VF-30. Richly toned at the rims. (Total: 7 pieces) 

602 Pair of popular commemoratives: ☆ 1900 Lafayette dollar, EF-45, 
brushed, with a scarcely noticeable rim bump at 11:00 ☆ 1926-S 
Oregon Trail, MS-60. (Total: 2 pieces) 

603 Quality commemorative quintette, all different design types: ☆ 
1921 Alabama, No 2X2, MS-63 ☆ 1925-S California, MS-64 ☆ 1936- 
S Rhode Island, MS-63 ☆ 1935-S San Diego, MS-64 ☆ 1934 Texas, 
MS-64. (Total: 5 pieces) 

604 Quintette of popular commemorative half dollar issues: ☆1921 
Alabama. No 2X2 in field. MS-61. Pale rose toning highlights ☆ 
1893 Columbian Exposition. MS-60. Mattelike surfaces lightly 
splashed in iridescent shades of blue and gold ☆ 1922 Grant. No 

. Star in field. MS-64. Deep gold and russet toning highlights ☆ 
1924 Huguenot. MS-62. Satiny silver surfaces ☆ 1925 Lexington. 
MS-64. Brilliant and lustrous, with frosty surfaces lighdy tinged in 
shades of pale gold. A nice group. (Total: 5 pieces) 

605 1937 Antietam. MS-64. Frosty and untoned. A popular Civil War 
commemorative designed by William Marks Simpson. 

606 Arkansas commemorative half dollar trio: ☆ 1935 MS-64. Frosty 
and brilliant ☆ 1936-D MS-64. Splashes of deep golden toning ☆ 
1938-S MS-63. Mostly brilliant with a hint of gold on both sides. 
(Total: 3 pieces) 

This issue marked the 100th anniversary of the admission of Arkansas to the Union in 
1836. This popular series was minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco in all 
years from 1935 through 1939. 

607 Uncirculated commemorative offering: ☆ 1935 Arkansas, MS-61 
☆ 1935 Connecticut, MS-63 ☆ 1934 Maryland, MS-63 ☆ 1936 
York, MS-63. (Total: 4 pieces) 

608 1936 Arkansas. MS-64 (PCGS). Pleasing golden gray iridescence. 

609 Offering of silver commemoratives including some gem-quality is¬ 
sues: ☆ 1936-D Boone, MS-65 ☆ 1892 Columbian, MS-62, deep 
toning ☆ 1926 Oregon Trail, MS-65 ☆ 1936 Robinson, MS-64. (To¬ 
tal: 4 pieces) 

610 Selection of commemorative half dollars, each graded by INS. 
We have assigned what we feel to be more accurate grades, and 
have supplied the INS grades for comparison: ☆ 1936 Cleveland. 
MS-64 (INS MS-65) ☆ 1892 Columbian Exposition (4). MS-63, 
prooflike (INS MS-64 DMPL); MS-62 (INS MS-64), MS-61 (INS MS- 

64) , AU-58 (INS MS-64) ☆ 1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-64 (INS MS- 

65) . (Total: 6 pieces) 

611 1892 Columbian. MS-63. Mostly brilliant surfaces. Housed in an 
INS holder as MS-65. 

612 Pair of Uncirculated Columbian Exposition half dollars: ☆ 1892 
MS-63 ☆ 1893 MS-63. Each is INS-graded as MS-64. (Total: 2 
pieces) 






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613 Pair ot Columbian Exposition half dollars, each certified by INS 
and independently graded by ourselves: ☆ 1892 MS-62 (INS MS- 
65) ☆ 1893 MS-62 (INS MS-65). (Total: 2 pieces) 

614 1893 Columbian. MS-64. Pale champagne iridescence with a streak 
of sable coloration on the reverse at the top of the design. 

615 1924 Huguenot. MS-63. 

616 1918 Illinois. MS-64. Frosty surfaces with golden gray toning at the 
rims. 

617 1921 Missouri. No 2^4. MS-63. Pewter gray surfaces. A popular 
issue designed by the noted sculptor Robert Aitken. Notably, the 
obverse design features a portrait of the historic pioneer Daniel 
Boone. Housed in an INS holder as MS-65. 




618 1938 New Rochelle. MS-64 to 65, prooflike. A lovely example. 
The central areas are mostly brilliant with faint golden brown and 
gray iridescence peripherally. 

619 Pair of gem-quality commemorative issues: ☆ 1926 Oregon Trail, 
MS-67 ☆ 1936-D San Diego, MS-67. Both pieces are housed in INS 
holders. (Total: 2 pieces) 

620 1937-D Oregon Trail. MS-63 (ANACS Cache). 

621 1915-S Panama-Pacific. MS-60. Mostly brilliant with a halo of deep 
golden toning at the rims. 27,000 examples of the issue were dis¬ 
tributed, and the majority of these were sold to the general public. 
As a result, relatively few pieces have been carefully preserved. 

622 Trio of certified 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollars: ☆ MS-64 
(NGC) ☆ MS-63 (PCGS) (2). (Total: 3 pieces) 

623 Pair of Rhode Island issues: ☆ 1936 MS-65. Fully brilliant with sat¬ 
iny surfaces ☆ 1936-S MS-64. Splashes of pale gold on lustrous sur¬ 
faces. (Total: 2 pieces) 




624 1936 Robinson/Arkansas. MS-65. A gorgeous coin. Satiny 
mattelike surfaces lightly toned with splashes of iridescent gold at 
the rims. A lovely example of one of the few U.S. coins to bear the 
likeness of a living person, in this case Senator Joseph T. 
Robinson. 

625 1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-64. A lustrous specimen, attractively 
toned in deep golden brown and rose shades. Radiant cartwheel 
lustre abounds. 


626 1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-64. Satiny surfaces. Pearl gray toning 

is present in the central areas and wisps of warm golden brown 
coloration enhance the rims. 

U.S. Gold Bullion Coins 


627 Trio of U.S. gold bullion coins housed in original cases of issue. All 
are gem Proofs as issued: ☆ 1987-W $50 (2) ☆ 1989-W $50. (Total: 
3 pieces) 

Miscellaneous U.S. coins 

628 Selection of popular types: ☆ 1804 half cent. Plain 4, No Stems. 
AU-50, cleaned ☆ 1828 half cent. 13 stars. EF-45, cleaned ☆ 1857 
Flying Eagle cent. AU-55, cleaned ☆ 1859 Indian cent. AU-55, 
cleaned ☆ 1860 silver three cents. AU-50 ☆ 1913-S five cents. Type 
II. AU-58 ☆ 1871-S half dime. AU-50. Mintmark Above Bow ☆ 
1853 quarter. Arrows and Rays. EF-45. Scratches in obverse field. 
(Total: 8 pieces) 

629 Selection of popular types certified by various grading services: ☆ 
1825 half cent. Breen-2. Rarity-1. AU-50 BN (NGC) ☆ 1843 cent. 
Newcomb-15. Rarity-4. MS-62 BN (PCGS). A Condition Census 
coin (according to Copper Quotes by Robinson ) ☆ 1916-D Barber 
quarter. AU-55 (NGC). Brilliant ft 1881-0 Morgan dollar. MS-64 
(NGC). Moderately scarce in the higher grades. Fully brilliant. (To¬ 
tal: 4 pieces) 

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630 Quartette of copper and bronze issues: ☆ 1857 half cent, MS-64, 
brown. Prooflike, with a spot in the field by the ll'tlfi'Star ☆ 1857 
half cent, MS-62, with iridescent toning ☆ 1878 cent, Proof-64, red 
and brown. Close examination reveals a small obverse spot ☆ 1864 
two-cent piece, Large Motto variety, MS-60, brown. (Total: 4 
pieces) 

631 Quartette of popular types: ☆ 1807 cent. F-15 ☆ 1860 cent. Proof- 
60. Pale golden surfaces ☆ 1829 dime. VF-35. Attractive for the 
grade ☆ 1924-D quarter. MS-64. Brilliant and frosty, deep golden 
toning at the rims. (Total: 4 pieces) 

632 Assortment of 19th and 20th-century issues from cents through 
half dollars: ft 1856 large cent. Upright 5. EF-45, with a few marks 
☆ 1859 cent, VF-20 ☆ 1863 cent, AU-50 ☆ 1908-S cent, EF-45 ☆ 
1914-D cent, VF-20 ☆ 1937 cent, Proof-63 ☆ 1919 nickel, EF-40 ☆ 
1927-S nickel, VF-35 ☆ 1918-D dime (2), EF-40 and VF-30. The lat¬ 
ter piece has been cleaned ☆ 1923-S dime, VF-35, dipped ☆ 1942- 
D half dollar, MS-63 ☆ 1943-S half dollar, MS-62 ☆ 1945-D half 
dollar, MS-60 ☆ 1946-S half dollar, AU-55 ☆ 1949-S half dollar, 
AU-58. (Total: 16 pieces) 

633 High-quality trio: ☆ 1861 Indian cent , MS-64 ☆ 1890 dollar, MS- 
63 DMPL ☆ 1920 Pilgrim commemorative half dollar, MS-64. (To¬ 
tal: 3 pieces) 

634 PCGS-certified selection: ☆ 1863 cent, MS-64 ☆ 1923 dime, MS- 
65 FB ft 1902-0 dollar, MS-64 (3) ft 1946 Booker T. Washington 
commemorative 500, MS-65. (Total: 6 pieces) 


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635 U.S. type set from cents through dollars including the following: 
☆ 1900 cent, MS-64, red ☆ 1909 V.D.B. cent, MS-65, red ☆ 1943 
steel cent, MS-65 ☆ 1944-D cent, MS-65, red ☆ 1956-D cent, MS-65, 
red ☆ 1971-D cent, MS-65, red ☆ 1901 nickel, MS-65 ☆ 1913 Buf¬ 
falo nickel. Type I, MS-66 ☆ 1938-D Buffalo nickel, MS-65 ☆ 1944- 
D nickel, MS-65 ☆ 1972-D nickel, MS-64 ☆ 1901 dime, MS-63 ☆ 
1941 dime, MS-65 ☆ 1962-D dime, MS-65 ☆ 1971 dime, MS-62 ☆ 
1898 quarter, MS-62 ☆ 1917 quarter, Type I, MS-63 ☆ 1926-D 
quarter, MS-64 ☆ 1961 quarter, MS-65 ☆ 1965 quarter, MS-65 ☆ 
1902 half dollar, MS-62 ☆ 1944 half dollar, MS-63 ☆ 1963-D half 
dollar, MS-63 ☆ 1964-D half dollar, MS-63 ☆ 1972-D half dollar, 
MS-63 ☆ 1904-0 dollar, MS-63 ☆ 1923 dollar, MS-63 ☆ 1971-S 
Eisenhower dollar, MS-63 ☆ 1972-D Eisenhower dollar, MS-63. 
The set is housed in a display holder. (Total: 29 pieces) 

636 Gem-quality offering of 20th-century issues: ☆ 1901 cent, MS-65 

193 /-S nickel, MS-64 ☆ 1894 dime, Proof-61 ☆ 1917 quarter, 
Type II, MS-64, nearly Full Head ☆ 1935 quarter, MS-65. (Total: 5 
pieces) 

637 Silver coinage trio: ☆ 1853 silver three cents. MS-62 ☆ 1889 dime, 
MS-62 ☆ 1903 dime, Proof-62. An attractive selection. (Total: 3 
pieces) 

j 638 Colorful trio: ☆ 1910 nickel, MS-63, artificially toned ☆ 1916-S 
Barber dime, MS-62, artificially toned ☆ 1892 quarter, Type I Re¬ 
verse, MS-60. (Total: 3 pieces) 

' 639 Offering of Uncirculated 20th-century issues including many 
gem examples: ☆ 1929-D five cents (2), one is MS-64 to 65 and the 
other is MS-63 to 64 ☆ 1930 quarter, MS-63, Full Head ☆ 1930-S 
quarter, MS-63/65 ☆ 1940 half dollar, MS-66 ☆ 1946-S half dollar, 
MS-66 ☆ 1955 half dollar, MS-65, with full bell lines ☆ 1960-D half 
dollar, MS-63/64. (Total: 8 pieces) 

I 640 19th-century silver assortment: ☆ 1837 Liberty Seated dime, VF- 
30 ☆ 1877 dime, AU-58 ☆ 1829 half dollar, VF-35. This last piece 
appears to have artificial toning. (Total: 3 pieces) 

641 Offering of silver coins with mintmarks: ☆ 1857-0 dime, EF-40 ☆ 
1932-D quarter, AU-50 ☆ 1932-S quarter (2), EF-45 and VF-20 ☆ 
1886-S dollar, AU-50 ☆ 1892-0 dollar, VF-20 ☆ 1926-S dollar, AU- 
50. (Total: 7 pieces) 

| 642 Quartette of high-grade type issues: ☆ 1931-S dime. MS-65. 

Scarce and desirable this nice, nearly Full Split Bands ☆ 1939 half 
dollar. MS-66. Brilliant and frosty mattelike surfaces ☆ 1941 half 
dollar. MS-65. Pale rose toning highlights on frosty surfaces ☆ 
1891-S dollar. MS-64/65. A brilliant gem with a splash of rose on 
the obverse. (Total: 4 pieces) 

643 Large group of Proof silver coin types, all certified by PCGS. The 
following dimes are included: ☆ 1951 Proof-65 ☆ 1952 Proof-66 ☆ 
1954 Proof-66 ☆ 1955 Proof-65, cameo ☆ 1956 Proof-67 ☆ 1957 
Proof-67, cameo ☆ 1958 Proof-66 ☆ 1959 Proof-66 ☆ 1962 Proof- 
65, deep cameo ☆ 1963 Proof-66, deep cameo. The following 
quarters are included: ☆ 1952 Proof-66 ☆ 1953 Proof-66 ☆ 1954 
Proof-66, cameo ☆ 1955 Proof-66, cameo ☆ 1957 Proof-66 ft 1958 
Proof-66 ☆ 1962 Proof-65, cameo. The following half dollars are 
included: ft 1950 Proof-64, cameo ☆ 1951 Proof-65 ft 1952 Proof- 
64 ☆ 1953 Proof-66 ☆ 1954 Proof-65 ☆ 1955 Proof-66 ☆ 1962 
Proof-66 ☆ 1963 Proof-66, cameo. An outstanding selection of 
Proof coinage, worthy of serious bidder consideration. (Total: 25 
pieces) 

644 Pair of popular type issues with arrows at date: ☆ 1853 Arrows 
and Rays quarter. AU-50. Deep gunmetal-blue tones ft 1855-0 Ar¬ 
rows half dollar. AU-58 to MS-60. Mostly brilliant. A few faint 
scratches are noted for accuracy. (Total: 2 pieces) 


645 High-grade 20th-century pair: ☆ 1930 quarter, MS-64, Full Head 
ft 1941 half dollar, Proof-63. Variety without designer’s initials on 
reverse. (Total: 2 pieces) 

646 Selection of silver and gold issues. Half dollars: ☆1941 MS-63 ☆ 
1942 MS-64 ☆ 1953 Proof-64 ☆ 1954 Proof-64 ft 1957 Proof-64 ☆ 
1958 Proof-64 ☆ 1959 Proof-64 ft 1960 Proof-64 ☆ 1962 Proof-64 
(2), 1963 Proof-64 (4). Silver dollars: ☆ 1881-S dollar, MS-64 ☆ 
1882 S MS-63. Quarter eagle: ☆ 1926 MS-61. (Total: 17 pieces) 

647 Quintette of Uncirculated types, graded by various services and 
independently by us: ☆ 1946-D half dollar. MS-64 (MS-65 INS). 
The following Morgan dollars are also included: ☆ 1881 MS-64 
(MS-65 ANACS Cache) ☆ 1885-0 MS-64 (MS-65 INS) ft 1886 MS- 
64 (MS-65 ANACS Cache) ☆ 1887 MS-63 (MS-63 ANACS Cache). 
(Total: 5 pieces) 

648 Quartette of popular issues certified by various grading services 
and independently by us: ☆ 1956 half dollar. Proof-67 (PCGS). 
The following silver dollars are also included: ☆ 1885-0 MS-64/65 
DMPL (MS-65, prooflike INS) ft 1885-0 MS-63 DMPL (ANACS) ☆ 
1890-S MS-64 (MS-64 INS). (Total: 4 pieces) 

649 Grouping of dollars plus a half eagle. Some of these pieces ex¬ 
hibit PVC damage and others have been cleaned. In-person exami¬ 
nation is recommended: ft 1880-0 dollar, VF-35 ☆ 1881 dollar, 
AU-55 ☆ 1881-S dollar, AU-50 ☆ 1883-CC dollar, MS-60 ☆ 1922-S 
dollar, VF-30 ☆ 1923 dollar (2), MS-63 and AU-58 ☆ 1973 dollar, 

• copper-nickel, MS-60 ft 1882 half eagle, AU-55. (Total: 9 pieces) 

650 Eclectic pair: ft 1892-S dollar, EFAO ☆ 1936 Albany commemora¬ 
tive half dollar, MS-64 (PCGS). This latter piece has rich golden 
brown toning. (Total: 2 pieces) 

651 Quartette of popular gold issues: ☆ 1851 gold dollar. VF-30, 
cleaned ft 1853 gold dollar. AU-50, cleaned ft 1861 gold dollar. 
AU-58, cleaned ft 1848-C quarter eagle. EF-40, cleaned. One of 
16,788 examples minted this year. Some minor reverse damage is 
noted. (Total: 4 pieces) 

652 Quartette of popular gold issues: ft 1851-0 gold dollar. EF-45. 
Generous amounts of mint lustre remain ft 1913 quarter eagle. 
MS-61. Frosty and lustrous ft 1925-D quarter eagle. MS-60. Faint 
obverse scratches ft 1927 quarter eagle. MS-61. Frosty golden sur¬ 
faces. (Total: 4 pieces) 

653 Trio of popular gold types: ☆ 1852 gold dollar. EF-45. Lustrous. 
Two tiny obverse “digs” noted ft 1839/8 quarter eagle. VF-20. A 
lightly cleaned specimen from the final year of Classic Head quar¬ 
ter eagle coinage ft 1851-0 quarter eagle. VF-20. A popular New 
Orleans issue. (Total: 3 pieces) 

654 Golden quartette: ☆1861 gold dollar, AU-50 ft 1906-D half eagle, 
AU-58 ☆ 1910 half eagle, EF-45 ☆ 1901 eagle, AU-50. (Total: 4 
pieces) 

655 Pair of gold types: ft 1874 gold dollar. AU-58. Fully brilliant with 
just a hint of rubbing ☆ 1909 quarter eagle. EF-40. Lustrous in the 
recessed areas. (Total: 2 pieces) 

656 Lustrous Liberty Head trio: ft 1906 quarter eagle, MS-60 ☆ 1892 
half eagle, MS-60 ft 1907 eagle, AU-55. (Total: 3 pieces) 

657 Pair of Liberty gold types: ☆ 1907 quarter eagle. MS-62/63. A 
brilliant golden specimen from the final year of the type ft 1880 
half eagle. MS-63/AU-58. The faintest hint of rubbing on the re¬ 
verse keeps this from a full MS-63 grade. Sharp and lustrous. (To¬ 
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658 Indian Head type set: ☆ 1915 quarter eagle, EF-45 ☆ 1915 half 
eagle, AU-50 ☆ 1932 eagle, MS-62. (Total: 3 pieces) 

659 20th-century pair: ☆ 1926 quarter eagle MS-61 (Accugrade MS-63) 
☆ 1907 half eagle, MS-62 (INS MS-63). (Total: 2 pieces) 

660 Selection of gold types, including the following half eagles: ☆ 
1857 VF-30 ☆ 1873 Open 3. VF-25 ☆ 1881 VF-20 ☆ 1882 EF-45, 
cleaned ☆ 1885 VF-30, cleaned ☆ 1886-S VF-35 ☆ 1911-S VF-20. 
The following eagles are included: ☆ 1893-S VF-25 ☆ 1910-S VF- 
20. (Total: 9 pieces) 

661 Pair of brilliant gold issues grading MS-62 each: ☆ 1882 half eagle 

1893 eagle. This latter specimen is prooflike. (Total: 2 pieces) 

662 Pair of certified San Francisco Mint issues: ☆1898-S half eagle, 
MS-61 (NGC) ☆ 1888-S eagle, MS-61 (PCGS). Each is brilliant and 
lustrous. (Total: 2 pieces) 

663 Pair of popular gold issues: ☆ 1901 half eagle. MS-61. Frosty and 
lustrous ☆ 1883-S eagle. AU-50, lightly cleaned. (Total: 2 pieces) 

664 Indian Head pair: ☆ 1912 half eagle, AU-58 (INS MS-62) ☆ 1932 
eagle, MS-61 (INS MS-63). (Total: 2 pieces) 



669 1871 octagonal 25*. Liberty Head. BG-714. MS-66 (PCGS). Rar 

ity-5. A superb gem example, virtually as nice as the moment it left 
the dies. Although BG-714 is not particularly elusive overall, only a 
tiny handful of examples could match the quality of the piece of 
fered here. 


670 1871-G octagonal 250. Liberty Head. BG-768. MS-63 (PCGS). 

Rarity-6. A brilliant prooflike example that ranks among the finest 
known of the variety. According to a recent edition of the Popula¬ 
tion Report, PCGS has certified just three submissions as MS-63, 
with none finer. 




665 Pair of popular gold types: ☆ 1914-D Indian half eagle. VF-30 ☆ 
1911 double eagle. MS-61. Satiny brilliant surfaces, quite attractive 
for the grade. (Total: 2 pieces) 

California Small 
Denomination Gold 

All photographs of California Small Denomination gold 
pieces are twice actual size. 



671 1876 octagonal 250. Indian Head. BG-799C. MS-65 (PCGS). A 

delightful gem. The motifs are frosty, and the fields-exhibit consid¬ 
erable prooflike character. BG-799C is a scarce Rarity-6 variety, 
and the presently offered example certainly ranks among the fin¬ 
est known. We expect many generous bids when this beauty 
crosses the auction block. 


666 Trio of PCGS-certified octagonal 250 issues: ☆ 1854 Liberty Head. 
Breen Gillio-105. MS-64. Rarity-4. Brilliant and prooflike ☆ 1856 
Liberty Head. BG-111, MS-63. Rarity-4. Brilliant and prooflike ☆ 
1874 Indian Head. BG-795. MS-61. Rarity-5. Light olive toning. 
(Total: 3 pieces) 


667 



1859 octagonal 250. Liberty Head. BG-705. AU-58 (PCGS). Rar¬ 
ity-7. Mostly brilliant with some splashes of vivid golden brown 
and electric blue iridescence. Most of the central design features 
of the reverse show soft definition as made. A rare and desirable 
issue. 


672 Pair of PCGS-certified round Liberty Head 250 issues: ☆ 1871 BG 
813, MS-62. Rarity-5 ☆ 1869-G BG-829, AU-55. Rarity-6. (Total: 2 
pieces) 

673 1871-G round 250. Liberty Head. BG-839. AU-50 (PCGS). Rarity-4. 
Semiprooflike. 



674 1871-H round 250. Liberty Head. BG-860. MS-63 (PCGS). Rarity- 

6. Brilliant and lustrous. A scarce and popular variety attributed to 
the jewelry firm of Hershfield & Mitchell in Leavenworth, Kansas. 



668 1864 octagonal 250. Liberty Head. BG-707. MS-64 (PCGS). Rar¬ 

ity-7. Fully lustrous with just a whisper of blue iridescence on the 
high points. Notably, this is the only Uncirculated submission of 
the variety ever certified by PCGS. Finer than the Lee, Heifetz, and 
Norweb specimens. 


675 Pair of PCGS-certified Liberty Head issues: ☆ 1854 octagonal 250. 
BG-105. MS-63. Rarity-4 ☆ 1871 round 250. BG-809. MS-64. Rarity- 
4. (Total: 2 pieces) 

676 Pair of octagonal 500 Liberty Head varieties, both Rarity-5: ☆ 
1854-FD BG-306. MS-63 (PCGS). Olive-gold toning ☆ 1856-N BG- 
311. AU-55 (PCGS). (Total: 2 pieces) 

677 1872 octagonal 500. Liberty head. BG-914. EF-40. Rarity-5 to 6. 

Pale olive-gold iridescence enhances both surfaces. 


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678 18/2/1 Overdate, octagonal 502. Indian Head BG-937. MS-62 
(PC.GS). A scarce and desirable Rarity-6 variety. 

679 1855-FD. round 50?. Liberty Head. BC-405. AU-58 (PCGS). Rarity- 
6. Olive-gold surfaces. A lustrous and attractive example of this 
popular Frontier 8c Deviercy issue. 

680 1860/56 Overdate round 25?. Liberty Head. BG-1014. AU-55 
(PCGS). A scarce Rarity-6 variety attributed to the firm of Robert 
B. Gray & Co. 

681 Pair of PCGS-certified round 50? issues. Each is prooflike: ☆ 1871- 
G Liberty Head, BG-1026, MS-61 ☆ 1874 Indian Head, BG-1055, 
AU-55. Both coins are Rarity-5 issues.(Total: 2 pieces) 





682 1854-FD octagonal dollar. BG-510. AU-58 (PCGS). Sharply struck 
and fully brilliant. Although the variety is listed as Rarity-5 overall, 
it appears that very few were set aside at the time of issue. PCGS 
has certified just three submissions of the variety as AU-58 and one 
other as MS-62, but with none finer. Worth a generous bid from 
the alert specialist. 

683 1854 octagonal dollar. BG-532. AU-53 (PCGS). Rarity-5. Mostly 
brilliant with some wisps and tinges of golden brown coloration. 

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SESSION TWO 


Friday Evening, March 19, 7:00 PM Sharp 

!U.S. Coins: Lots 1001-1562 


Colonial Coins _ half Cents 



! 1001 1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Oak Tree Shilling. Noe-5. VF- 

20, with some claims to a higher grade. 73.9 grains. Die alignment: 
about 360°. Pewter gray toning in the central areas changes to a 
deep gunmetal-gray shade at the borders. A heavy planchet split 
can be seen at 6:00 on the obverse and in the corresponding area 
on the reverse. 



1003. 1793 Breen-2. G-6. Reverse fraction crowded between ribbons. 
Medium tan in color, with uniformly porous surfaces and a scatter¬ 
ing of old circulation marks noted for accuracy. Two planchet 
flaws, as struck, are noted before Liberty’s portrait and at the top 
of her head. One year only issue, the only half cent in the series 
with flowing hair bust of Liberty, with liberty cap and pole, facing 
to left. 


Desirable Elephant l/2d Token 


1004 1794 B-9. Small Edge Letters. VG-10. The obverse is glossy with al¬ 
most perfect centering. The reverse is somewhat porous. 



1002 London Elephant l/2d token (1672-1684). Breen-186. No Diago¬ 
nals. MS-62. Thick planchet. 200.4 grains. Mostly lustrous surfaces 
with some areas of minor oxidation on the reverse. Both the ob¬ 
verse and reverse exhibit pleasing tan coloration. London Ele¬ 
phant tokeps are widely collected by American numismatists be¬ 
cause of their close similarity to the Carolina and New England 1/ 
2d Elephant pieces. 



1005 1795 Lettered Edge, Pole to Cap. B-l. F-15. Rarity-2. A popular 
type coin. Glossy surfaces, faintly porous. Dark olive-brown fields 
and medium tan devices. All things considered, not a bad repre¬ 
sentative of the type. 


1006 1795 With Pole. B-l. Lettered Edge. VG-10. Light tan toning on 
the high points deepens to a chocolate brown shade in the fields. 


1007 1795 Without Pole. B-5b. Plain Edge. G-5. Porous surfaces. Struck 
on a thick planchet prepared from a cut-down large cent. B-5b is a 
scarce variety with an estimated population of no more than 75 
pieces. 



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1797 B-l. VF-25. Golden brown surfaces with some obverse poros¬ 
ity. The obverse of B-l is immediately recognizable by having a 
numeral “ 1 wholly above the 1 in the date as illustrated. 


1009 1797 B-l. VG-10. A second example of this popular and distinctive 
variety. Tobacco brown surfaces. Close examination of the reverse 
reveals some light pitting. 

1010 1797 B-l. VG-8. A third and final example. Golden brown toning. 

1011 1800 B-lb. Value of EF-40, but with the sharpness of an AU-50 ex¬ 
ample. The surfaces are lustrous and exhibit pleasing golden 
brown coloration. Magnification reveals some fine hairline 
scratches in the fields. 


1012 1800 B-lb. VF-20. Toned in intermingled hues of bluish gray and 
violet. 


1013 1802/0 Reverse of 1802. B-2. F-12. Rarity-3. Deep chocolate 
brown surfaces with some areas of minor porosity. A scarce and 
popular issue. Second reverse style (1802-1808) with double leaf at 
top of right wreath sprig. A few minor edge bruises are noted for 
accuracy. 

1014 1802 Reverse of 1802. B-2. G-5. Tobacco brown toning enhances 
somewhat porous surfaces. A scarce and desirable date. 



1015 1803 B-3. AU-50. A delightful lustrous golden brown example. 
The reverse in particular is very nicely centered. 

1016 1803 B-4. VF-30. Chocolate brown toning. Close examination re¬ 
veals a hairline scratch on Miss Liberty’s neck. 

1017 1804 B-l. Value of VF-20, but with the sharpness of an EF-40 ex¬ 
ample. Some dark oxidation spots on the obverse detract from the 
overall aesthetic appeal. 



1018 1804 Spiked Chin variety. B-6. MS-60. Rarity-2. Die State X, with 
reverse rim breaks encompassing MERIC in AMERICA and UN in 
UNITED. Lustrous medium brown surfaces display pale rose ton¬ 
ing highlights. Attractive for the grade, and a nice selection for 
your type collection. 

1019 Trio of 1804 half cent varieties: ☆ B-l, G-6, glossy and attractive 
for the grade ☆ B-4a, VC-8, porous surfaces ☆ B-8, VG-10, micro¬ 
scopically porous. (Total: 3 pieces) 


1020 1804 Plain 4. Stemless Wreath. B-10. AU-55 (PCGS). Lustrous with 
some blushes of deep iridescence on mostly tan surfaces. Nice eye 
appeal. 

1021 1806 Large 6. Stems on Wreath. B-4. MS-61 BN (PCGS). Frosty 
and attractive. Traces of faded mint brilliance still survive in the 
fields despite the designation on the slab. 

Many of the Uncirculated examples of this variety originated from a hoard discovered 
by the Chapman brothers. 



1022 1806 Large 6. Stems on Wreath. B-4. MS-60. Fully lustrous. The 
surfaces are about 10% mint red fading to a chocolate brown 
shade in the remaining areas. Interestingly, the reverse die align¬ 
ment is about 240° rather than 180° as usually seen. 

1023 Pair of half cents illustrating different design types: ☆ 1807 B-l, 
VG-8 ☆ 1809/6 Overdate, B-5, F-12. (Total: 2 pieces) 



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1024 1808/7 Overdate. B-2. VF-25. Lightly porous surfaces. Only the 
top of a “7” can be seen beneath the second “8” in tRe-date, giving 
that numeral the appearance of horns. 



1025 1811 Wide Date. B-l. F-12. Rarity-3+. Die State V, with obverse 
cud now encompassing first four stars (considered Rarity-5 in this 
advanced state). A few faint, old diagonal scratches are noted in 
the area of Liberty’s portrait. Medium olive-brown surfaces. Scarce 
and desirable. 

1026 1825 B-1. VF-20. Tobacco brown toning with traces of original 
mint lustre surviving in the protected areas. 


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1027 

1028 

1029 

1030 

1031 

1032 

1033 

1034 

1035 

1036 

1037 

1038 

1039 

1040 


Desirable 1826 Breen-1 Half Cent 

Die State I 



1826 B-l. MS-64 BN (NGC). Rarity-1. From the rare early state of 
the dies, with die scratches next to date and above Liberty’s por¬ 
trait plainly evident to the unaided eye. Additionally, the 
repunched obverse stars and date numerals have not yet been ef¬ 
faced from the die. Deep chocolate brown, well struck for the is¬ 
sue. A choice specimen of this desirable issue. 

1826 B-2. VF-35. Glossy and attractive. On this variety the highest 
point of the wreath does not extend past the second S in STATES. 

1828 13 Stars. B-l. EF-40. Pleasing golden brown coloration en¬ 
hances both the obverse and reverse. 

1828 13 Stars. B-2. MS-60. Rarity-1. Medium brown surfaces with 
splashes of mint red in the protected areas. A few scattered marks 
keep this from a much higher grade. 

1828 13 Stars. B-2. AU-58. Lustrous and attractive with just the 
faintest indications of wear. Quite pleasing from an aesthetic per¬ 
spective. 

1828 13 Stars. B-2. EF-45. Pleasing chestnut brown surfaces with 
splashes of deeper coloration. 

Popular half cent trio: ☆ 1828 12 Stars. B-3. EF-45. A deep tan 
specimen, quite choice for the grade ☆ 1855 B-1. AU-58. Frosty 
tan surfaces with generous splashes of mint red on the reverse. 
1857 B-L MS-60, artificially toned in shades of iridescent blue and 
gold. Final year of issue in the series. (Total: 3 pieces) 

Classic Head trio: ☆ 1832 VF-30, porous ☆ 1833 EF-45 ☆ 1834 EF- 
40. (Total: 3 pieces) 

1835 B-1. MS-62. Frosty surfaces. This piece appears to have been 
dipped long ago and is now retoned in vivid hues of olive-gold and 
pink. 

1835 B-1. MS-60. Chocolate brown coloration. Two or three tiny 
obverse rim marks are noted and are mentioned for accuracy’s 
sake. 

1837 half cent token. Low-49. AU-50. A sharp and attractive speci¬ 
men of this Hard Times token that has long been collected as an 
adjunct to the U.S. half cent series. The only half cent denomina¬ 
tion in the Hard Times token series. 

1849 Large Date. B-4. MS-60. Lustrous and attractively toned in 
artificial hues of bluish gray and maroon. 

1851 B-1. MS-63 BN (NGC). Rarity-1. Chocolate brown surfaces. 
Well struck for the issue. Quite attractive for the grade. 

1851 B-l. MS-62. Fully lustrous and mostly red just beginning to 
tone a delicate tan shade. Very appealing from an aesthetic per¬ 
spective. 


Gem Proof-64 1852 Half Cent 



(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

1041 1852 Small Berries. First Restrike. B-2. Proof-64 BN (PCGS). 

Very sharply struck with bold detail definition and square rims. 
Blushes of pale blue iridescence enhance the golden brown sur¬ 
faces. The mirror brilliance of this piece is subdued by the toning. 
The variety is listed as Rarity-5 in Walter Breen’s half cent 
Encyclopedia .^orth a generous bid from the half cent specialist. 



1042 1853 B-l. MS-65 BN (NGC). A splendid lustrous gem example that 
approaches perfection both technically and aesthetically. Virtually 
all design features are defined to full advantage including the ob¬ 
verse stars, all of which show their radials. 

1043 1854 B-1. MS-64. Lustrous and attractive. The surfaces are about 
30% mint red fading to a pleasing golden brown shade. The pres¬ 
ently offered specimen is distinguished by a tiny obverse rim nick 
at 11:30. 

1044 1855 B-l. MS-64 RB (NGC). Rarity-1. Generous amounts of mint 
red remain on the deep brown surfaces. Some reverse carbon 
“flecks” are noted for accuracy. 


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Large Cents 


Desirable 1793 Wreath 10 

1045 1793 Wreath. Vine and Bars edge. Sheldon-9. F-15 (PCGS). At¬ 
tractive golden brown toning. The obverse in particular shows al¬ 
most perfect centering. Wreath cents have long been prized by 
numismatists as among the most desirable issues in the American 
series. 

The obverse design of S-9 is made distinctive by the horizontal stem of the three-leaf 
sprig. The reverse is described by Sheldon as having a “large round bow.” 




1046 1793 Wreath. S-llc. Lettered, Single Leaf edge style. AG-3. Rar¬ 
ity-3-. Distinctive obverse leaf style with left leaf in a vertical posi¬ 
tion (all others for this year point to left). A nice filler coin for the 
grade, with bold date and obverse features visible, and just a touch 
of weakness at the reverse periphery. A few old marks and some 
minor pitting is noted, but generally a glossy medium brown speci¬ 
men. 



1047 1794 S-46. VF-20. A lovely example having warm tan coloration 
and almost perfect centering. Both surfaces show microscopic po¬ 
rosity and some hairlines, but these do not detract appreciably 
from the overall aesthetic appeal. 

The S-46 variety can be identified immediately by the presence of a heavy die break by 
the E in CENT, a diagnostic feature. 

1048 1794 S-62. VG-8. Perfect obverse. Golden brown coloration on the 
high points deepens to a chocolate brown shade in the fields. The 
obverse is somewhat porous, possibly from having been buried in 
the ground long ago. 


1049 



1796 Draped Bust. S-115. VG-10. Attractive brown coloration. 
The surfaces are hard and glossy. In this advanced die state a heavy 
die break is present over the letters TY in LIBERTY as illustrated. 
Worth a generous bid. 


1050 Selection of large cents. The following dates have an average 
grade of AG-3 to G-4: ☆ 1796 Liberty Cap ☆ 1797 ☆ 1798 (2) ☆ 
1800 ☆ 1800 80/79 Overdate variety ☆ 1802 ☆ 1803 ☆ 1805 ☆ 
1806 ☆ 1807/6 ☆ 1808 ☆ 1809 ☆ 1810 ☆ 1811 ☆ 1812 ☆ 1814/fr 
1816. The following dates have an average grade of VG-8 to F-12: 
☆ 1817 ☆ 1818 ☆ 1819 ☆ 1820 ☆ 1821 ☆ 1822 ☆ 1825 ☆ 1826 ☆ 
1827 ☆ 1828 ☆ 1829 ☆ 1830 ☆ 1831 ☆ 1832 ☆ 1833 ☆ 1834 ☆ 
1835 ☆ 1836 ☆ 1837 ☆ 1838 ☆ 1839 ☆ 1840 ☆ 1841 ☆ 1842 Large 
Date. The following dates have an average grade of EF-40, unless 
otherwise noted: ☆ 1844 ☆ 1845 ☆ 1846 ☆ 1847 ☆ 1848 ☆ 1849 
AU-55, whizzed ☆ 1850 ☆ 1851 ☆ 1852 ☆ 1853 ☆ 1854 ☆ 1855 ☆ 
1856 ☆ 1857 Small Date. Housed in a custom album. (Total: 56 
pieces) 

1051 1803 S-258. VF-35. Rarity-1. Arc die crack in left obverse field, a 
noted diagnostic of the variety. Once dark and patinated, faint old 
scratches visible under low magnification. All things considered, 
still a reasonable representative of the issue. 

V, 

1052 1806 S-270. EF-45, environmental damage (PCI). Rarity-1. A few 
minor areas burnished to remove patina, but still an attractive coin 
to the unaided eye. 



1053 1807 Comet variety. S-271. VF-35, uniformly porous. Rarity-1. 
“Comet” die break plainly visible at upper left of obverse. Overall 
sharpness approaching a higher grade, but uniformly and very 
faindy porous. Deep charcoal brown surfaces. 

1054 1817 Newcomb-6. AU-58, minor damage. Rarity-1. A glossy tan 
specimen with generous amounts of mint lustre in the recessed 
areas. A few insignificant edge bruises and some well-hidden re¬ 
verse scratches are mentioned for accuracy. Still sharp and attrac¬ 
tive. 

1055 1817 15 Stars variety. N-16. EF-40 (PCGS). Rarity-1+. A perennial 
favorite with copper specialists and type coin collectors alike. 
Large, triangular die chip behind Miss Liberty’s ear. Deep choco¬ 
late brown surfaces. Struck from a moderately rotated reverse die. 

1056 1819 N-3. EF-40. Chocolate brown toning on hard glossy surfaces. 
Much original mint lustre can be seen in the protected areas. 
Scarce this nicely preserved. 

1057 1822 N-3. EF-40. Chestnut brown surfaces. Most of the central de¬ 
sign features show bold definition. Two or three tiny rim bumps 
are can be seen and are mentioned for accuracy’s sake. 


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1058 1822 N-4. MS-65/64. Lustrous, glossy tan surfaces. Well struck 
save for the upper obverse stars. Splashes of iridescent blue and 
rose mingle nicely with traces of mint red. Faint reverse pin 
scratches beneath E in ONE. A nice type coin. 



1059 1822 N-4. MS-60, edge bruise at 11:00. Rarity-2. Glossy brown sur¬ 
faces with traces of iridescent red lustre. Well struck save for some 
upper obverse stars. A nice coin despite the edge problem. 



1060 1823/2 Overdate. N-lb. VF-35. Beautifully centered and attrac¬ 
tively toned a warm tobacco brown shade. The surfaces are hard 
and glossy. A lovely example of the most sought after date in the 
Matron Head series. 


1061 1826 N-5. AU-50. Sharply struck with almost all design details 
showing bold definition except for a few hair strands above Miss 
Liberty’s eyebrow. Much original mint lustre still survives in the 
fields. A few tiny spots are noted, and a line can be seen in front of 
Miss Liberty’s mouth. 

1062 1826 N-5. EF-40. Uniform golden brown coloration. The reverse 
in particular shows almost perfect centering. 




1063 1827 N-2. EF-45. An attractive deep tan specimen that fits neatly at 
the low end of the Condition Census for the variety, where it is 
tied for seventh finest known. Sharp and attractive for the grade. A 
few insignificant scattered marks are noted for accuracy. A great 
coin for the specialist. 



1064 1827 N-ll. AU-50. Nicely centered and fully lustrous. Most of the 
. design features show excellent definition. A scarcely noticeable 
edge flaw is present at 10:00 with respect to the obverse, and an 
insignificant mark can be seen at the 13th star. An aesthetic treat! 



1065 1828 Large Date. N-ll. AU-55 (ANACS Cache). Lustrous surfaces 
with only the faintest indications of wear. Toned in a pleasing 
golden brown shade. 


Gem 1839 Booby Head 



1066 1839 Booby Head. N-13. MS-64 BN (NGC). Frosty with traces of 
mint brilliance around the stars, numerals, letters, and central de¬ 
vices. Some obverse spots were probably all that prevented NGC 
from assigning a considerably higher grade. 

Several different obverse design types were employed to coin cents in 1839, all of 
which are popular with collectors today. These are as follows: 

1) 1839/6, plain hair cord. 

2) Head of 1838, with beaded hair cord 

3) Silly Head. Distinguished by a prominent browlock. 

4) Booby Head. Characterized by the exposed tip of Miss Liberty’s shoulder 

5) Petite Head. Motif used from 1840 into 1843. 


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1067 1841 N-4. MS-64, brown. Rarity-3-. Glossy iridescent brown sur¬ 

faces. Sharply struck, and virtually flawless in its overall appear¬ 
ance. A lovely coin that takes its rightful place toward the high end 
of the Condition Census for the variety. 

In Copper Quotes by Robinson, the Condition Census for this variety is given as MS-67, 
MS-65, MS-63 (2), MS-60 (4). As shown by these generally accepted numbers, the lovely 
specimen offered here is certainly a prime candidate for inclusion in that numerical list¬ 
ing. 




1073 1857 Large Date. MS-65 BN (NGC). Warm golden brown toning 
with pale blue highlights. It would probably take years to find an¬ 
other example this nicely preserved. A prize for the collector who 
desires the finest quality available. 


Small Cents 



1074 1861 Proof-63. One of 1,000 Proof examples minted this year, of 
which probably only a few hundred survive. Deep mirror fields 
and frosty devices lightly splashed in shades of medium gold. 
Some tiny “flecks” are noted under low magnification. A few tiny 
edge marks are noted for accuracy. 


1068 1842 Small Date. N-2. MS-63/65. Fully lustrous. The obverse is 
about 15% mint red fading to a pleasing tan shade. The reverse is 
about 40% mint red. The piece offered here ranks as one of the 
finest examples known of the die variety. Indeed, a recent edition 
of Copper Quotes, enumerates just five specimens above the AU 
level. Worth a generous bid. 

1069 1844 N-7. AU-50. Quite frosty despite evidence of brief circula¬ 
tion. Most of the central design features show bold definition. Sig¬ 
nificantly, the presently offered piece ranks among the finest 
known. Condition Census for the die combination, as listed in a 
recent edition of Copper Quotes, lists just five specimens as being 
AU-50 or finer. 

1070 1847 N-5. AU-50. Uniform chestnut brown toning. 

1071 1847 N-9. MS-64 BN (NGC). A Condition Census specimen of the 
variety. Obverse features very similar to Newcomb-24 and 
Newcomb-25, but the subtle differences are readily detected. All 
date numerals clear of all other design elements. Glossy deep 
chocolate brown surfaces. 

The current Condition Census for this variety is MS-68 (2), MS-64 (4), MS-63 (4). 



1075 1862 Proof-64. Lustrous, frosty design elements and deep mirror 
fields lightly splashed in shades of iridescent rose and gold. A 
lovely coin for the Indian cent enthusiast and type coin collector 
alike. One of just 550 Proof specimens minted this year. 



1076 1863 Proof-64. One of just 460 Proof examples minted this year, 
the fourth lowest Proof mintage figure in the entire Indian cent 
series. Deep mirror fields and richly frosted design elements toned 
in lovely iridescent shades of gold and rose. A superb coin from 
both an aesthetic and a physical viewpoint. 


1072 1854 N-21. MS-63. Fully lustrous with traces of faded mint red 

changing to a pleasing golden brown shade. Delicate lilac irides¬ 
cence enhances both surfaces. One of the finest known examples 
of this die combination. 


1077 1877 MS-62 BN (PCGS). Traces of mint brilliance can be seen on 
both surfaces despite the designation on the slab. A lustrous ex¬ 
ample of this important key issue! 


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1078 1908-S MS-63, red as a consequence of dipping. Still a pleasing 
coin. Our nation’s first branch mint small cent coinage. 

1079 1916 MS-64. Mostly blazing red surfaces just beginning to fade to a 
delicate tan shade. 


Gem Red 1916-S Cent 

Tied for Finest Certified 



1080 1916-S MS-65 RD(PCGS). One of just seven specimens of the date 
at the MS-65 RD grade level, with none graded higher for any 
color designation. A lovely satiny gem with brilliant red lustre on 
frosty surfaces. A nice coin for the Lincoln cent specialist. 



1081 1920-D MS-65. Brilliant and lustrous. Almost as nice as the day of 
issue. 

1082 1920-D MS-65, red and brown. A gem-quality example for the Lin¬ 
coln cent enthusiast. 



1083 1924-D MS-65 RB (PCGS). Frosty deep red surfaces with lighter 
red toning highlights. A popular and elusive Denver Mint issue, 
particularly in the higher grades. One of just seven examples of 
the date at this grade level, with no pieces graded higher in any 
color designation. A satiny gem, and an important opportunity for 
the Lincoln cent enthusiast. 



1086 1865 MS-65. Lustrous and untoned. A delightful gem suitable for 
inclusion in a high-quality 19th-century type set. 



1087 1865 MS-65 RB (NGC). Mostly brilliant, just beginning to fade to a 
subtle tan shade. The devices are frosty and the fields are smooth 
and satiny. 

1088 1868 MS-64 RB (NGC). Mostly golden brown toning with wisps 
and tinges of mint brilliance on both surfaces. 



1089 1872 MS-64 BN (PCGS). Sharply struck with frosty devices and re¬ 
flective fields. Only 65,000 were produced, the lowest production 
figure for any date in the two-cent series excepting only the Proof- 
only 1873 issue. 

Nickel three-Cent Pieces 



1084 1955 Doubled Die obverse. AU-50. Deep tan surfaces with 
splashes of iridescent pink and gold. An ever-popular date that al¬ 
ways meets with enthusiastic bidding. 

Two-Cent pieces 


1085 1864 Large Motto. MS-65 RD (PCGS). A boldly struck frosty red 
coin, easily suited for inclusion in the finest of type sets. Radiant 
cartwheel lustre on satiny surfaces. A lovely gem. 


1090 1868 Proof-64 to 65. A glittering gem having frosty devices and 
mirror fields. Both surfaces exhibit a whisper of pale champagne 
iridescence. 

1091 1870 MS-64 (PCGS). Fully lustrous with golden gray toning and 
some splashes of deeper coloration. 


1092 1874 Proof-65 (NGC). From an estimated Proof mintage of 
slightly more than 700 specimens. Brilliant mirror fields and frosty 
devices lightly toned in intermingled champagne hues. An appeal¬ 
ing representative of the type. 






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1093 18/8 Proof-65. Sharply struck with frosty devices and glittering 

mirror fields. Only 2,350 examples were produced, all in the Proof 
format. Worth a generous bid! 



1094 1881 Proof-65 (NGC). A popular date that is frequently selected 
for high-grade type sets. Frosty design elements and deep mirror 
fields lightly brushed with shades of pale golden toning. A good 
choice in today’s numismatic marketplace. 




1095 1882 Proof-66 (PCGS). A splendid gem toned in intermingled pas¬ 
tel hues of golden brown and bluish gray. Outstanding both tech¬ 
nically and aesthetically. 

Silver Three-Cent Pieces 




1096 1851 MS-65 (NGC). A frosty golden specimen from the first year 
of issue of our nation’s smallest silver denomination. Lively 
splashes of iridescent green and rose add to the aesthetic appeal. A 
nice type coin. 

The Type I issues of 1851-1853 weighed just 8.0 grams, with a composition of .750 sil¬ 
ver and .250 copper. From 1854 until the end of the series in 1873, the weight was an 
even lower .75 grams, while the composition jumped to .900 silver and .100 copper. The 
diameter of the denomination remained steady at 14mm throughout its entire life. 

1097 1860 MS-64. Frosty and mostly brilliant, with tinges of pale golden 
coloration at the rims. Nice eye appeal. 


Nickel Five-Cf.nt pieces 



1100 1866. MS-63 (PCGS). Frosty and lustrous. Some minor striking 
weakness is noted at the centers, as often seen for this date. An 
aesthetically appealing coin. 



1101 1868 Proof-66. Breen-2475, doubled date. Loop of extra 8 at 
middle of final 8 in date. Deep mirror fields and boldly rendered 
design elements splashed with pale golden shades. One of slightly 
more than 600 Proof specimens minted this year. 



V. 


1102 1872 Proof-65. B-2492, doubled obverse die. Obvers.e cross and 
circular annulet beneath are prominently doubled. Deep mirror 
fields and frosty design elements splashed with shades of irides¬ 
cent rose. An aesthetically appealing example of a very interesting 
variety. 


1103 1876 Proof-64. An attractive specimen from our nation’s centen¬ 
nial year, one of slightly more than 1,150 Proofs minted. Frosty 
design elements and deep mirror fields form a most pleasing con¬ 
trast. A nice type coin. 




1098 1862 MS-64 (PCGS). For the connoisseur of vividly toned coins. 

Radiant cartwheel lustre on satiny surfaces splashed with vivid 
shades of gold and sea green. Add this attractive little gem to your 
collection. 


1104 1880 Proof-66 (NGC). B-2516, Dropped 8 variety. Seen on Proofs 
only. Second 8 in date entered very low, then corrected. A lovely 
gem, with deep mirror fields and lightly frosted satiny design mo¬ 
tifs. Superb. 



1099 1869 Proof-63. A scarce issue having a mintage of just 5,100 

pieces, a figure which includes business strikes as well as Proofs. 
Housed in an Accugrade holder as Proof-63. 


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Finest Certified by NGC 


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1105 1883/2 Overdate. MS-65 (NGC). A lustrous gem example toned 
in intermingled hues of gold and gray. Remnants of a 2 are clearly 
visible beneath the 3 in date. Significandy, only four Uncirculated 
submissions of the variety have been certified by NGC, this being 
the finest! 



1106 1883 Shield. MS-66 (NGC). Prominent die crack in date area. Very 
pale sky blue toning highlights on lustrous, highly reflective sur¬ 
faces. The superb quality you want for your advanced type set. 


1107 1883 Shield. MS-64 (PCGS). Satiny golden surfaces. Final year of 
issue in the series. 



1108 1885 MS-63 (PCGS). Fully lustrous with pale golden gray irides¬ 
cence. Most design details are boldly defined with the exception of 
a few of the obverse stars. The 1885 nickel is the key Philadelphia 
Mint issue of the 1883-1912 Liberty Head series. Surviving ex¬ 
amples are eagerly sought in all grades, and nice specimens such as 
this are especially desirable. 



1109 1886 MS-65. A brilliant and frosty gem. Struck from a shattered 
obverse die, with prominent circular die crack connecting most 
stars. A desirable key issue in the series, particularly in this state of 
preservation. 

1110 Uncirculated Liberty nickel trio: £ 1889 MS-60 £ 1899 MS-64 £ 
1905 MS-64, All have nicely matched golden toning. (Total: 3 
pieces) 



1111 1901 Proof-67. A superb gem. Deep mirror fields and frosty de¬ 
sign motifs brushed with just a hint of pale golden toning. 

1112 Quartette of desirable Proof Liberty nickels: £ 1903 Proof-64 £ 
1908 (2), Proof-64 and Proof-63/64 , this latter piece has some tiny 
obverse flecks £ 1911 Proof-64, streaky toning. (Total: 4 pieces) 



1113 1912-S MS-64 (NGC). Deeply toned in varied rainbow hues with 
shades of pink, blue, and green predominating. The low-mintage 
1912-S is notable as the only Liberty Head nickel issue coined at 
the San Francisco Mint. 

1114 Extensive collection of Buffalo nickels from 1913 through 1938- 
D, all grading AU or better. The set contains the following variet¬ 
ies: £1913 Type I, MS-64 £ 1913-D Type I, MS-63 £ 1913-S Type 
I, MS-63 £ 1913 Type II, AU-58 £ 1913-D Type II, MS-63 £ 1913- 
S Type II, AU-55 £1914 MS-62 £1914-0 AU-58 £ 1914-S MS-60 
☆ 1915 AU-50 £ 1915-D AU-58 £ 1915-S AU-50 £ 1916 MS-63 £ 
1916-D MS-63 £ 1916-S AU-58 £ 1917 AU-58 £ 1917-D MS-63 £ 
1918 MS-63 £ 1918-D MS-60 £ 1918-S MS-60 £ 1919 AU-58 £ 

1919- D MS-63 £ 1919-S AU-55 £ 1920 AU-55 £ 1920-D MS-60 £ 

1920- S AU-58 £1921 MS-64 £ 1921-S MS-63 £ 1923 MS-63 £ 
1923-S AU-50 £ 1924 MS-62 £ 1924-D AU-55 £ 1924-S MS-63 £ 
1925 MS-63 £ 1925-D AU-50 £ 1925-S MS-62 £ 1926 MS-60 £ 
1926-D MS-60 £ 1927 AU-55 £ 1927-D MS-60 £ 1927-S MS-63 £ 
1928 MS-64 £ 1928-D MS-63 £ 1928-S AU-50 £ 1929 MS-63 £ 
1929-D MS-63 £ 1929-S MS-63 £ 1930 AU-55 £ 1930-S MS-60 £ 
1931-S MS-63. The balance of the collection grades average MS-63, 
except where noted: £ 1934 £ 1934-D £ 1935 £ 1935-D £ 1935-S 
£ 1936 £ 1936-D £ 1936-S £ 1937 £ 1937-D £ 1937-D 3-Legged, 
AU-50 £ 1937-S £ 1938-D. The collection is housed in a display 
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1115 1913 Type II, Matte Proof-64 to 65. Superbly struck with frosty 

surfaces and deeply basined fields. Only 1,514 Type II 1913 nickels 
were struck in the Proof format, and it is thought that many were 
spent by collectors who thought that the matte finish made them 
resemble business strikes too closely to be worth keeping. 


1116 1913-D Type I. MS-66 (PCGS). Well struck for the issue, with sat¬ 

iny surfaces lightly splashed in shades of iridescent rose and gold. 
Struck from a slightly rotated reverse die. A choice gem. 

PCGS has certified just two examples of this date in a higher grade. 



1117 1913-S Type II. MS-64 (PCGS). Pearl toning on satiny surfaces. 

Scarce this nicely preserved. 



1118 1914 Matte Proof-64. Sharp and satiny. Beautifully toned in pastel 

hues of pink and gold. Close examination reveals a tiny fleck by 
the Indian’s temple. Only 1,275 Proof nickels were coined during 
the year. 



1119 1914-D MS-65 (PCGS). Pale pastel coppery gold and lilac colora¬ 
tion enhances both surfaces. Scarce in this lofty state of preserva¬ 
tion. 


Gem MS-66 1915-D 5C 



1120 1915-D MS-66. A splendid gem example virtually as nice as the 

moment it left the dies. Attractively toned in hues of coppery gold 
and pearl gray. We expect many spirited bids when this delightful 
specimen crosses the auction block! 


Rare 1916 Proof 5# 



1121 1916 Matte Proof-64. A magnificent strike toned in coppery gold 

hues with pearl gray highlights. The details of the bison’s hide are 
about as sharp as could be desired. Only 600 Proof nickels were 
coined during the year, a lower Proof mintage than reported in 
any preceding year in the Buffalo series. 


Gem 1917-S Buffalo 5C 



1122 1917-S MS-65. Satiny surfaces. The obverse is mostly brilliant with 
some faint blushes of golden coloration. The reverse exhibits 
warm coppery orange toning. One of the nicest survivors of the 
issue. 

1123 1919 MS-65. Lustrous and warmly toned in varied rainbow hues. 

V» 

Memorable 1919-S Nickel 



1124 1919-S MS-65 (ANACS Cache). Well struck for the issue, with 
nearly full details at the bison’s shoulder. Iridescent splashes of 
violet and brilliant gold grace the satiny surfaces. Scarce this 
choice. 



1125 1920-D MS-64 (PCGS). Lustrous and frosty. Minor striking weak¬ 
ness on the reverse, as often seen for this date. Satiny iridescent 
rose surfaces. Scarce and desirable this nice. 

Only 15 examples of this date have been graded higher by PCGS, all of them at the 
MS-65 level. Careful consideration of this figure shows the overall importance of this 
date at the MS-64 level. 


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1126 1920-D MS-64 (NGC). Pale champagne iridescence. The reverse 
shows some softness of high-relief details as made. The 1920-D 
ranks as one of the scarcest Denver Mint issues in the Buffalo se¬ 
ries. 




1127 1921-S MS-63. Pearl gray surfaces with areas of variegated golden 
brown coloration. 


Gem 1924-D M 



1128 1924-D MS-65. Mostly brilliant with just a whisper of pale cham¬ 
pagne coloration. Very rare in this grade. 




1129 1924-D MS-63. Attractive light iridescent toning. A far above aver¬ 
age strike for an issue which sometimes comes flat. A prize item 
among mintmarks of the era. 



1130 1924-S MS-62 (NGC). Another attractive Buffalo nickel, toning 
somewhat similar to the preceding. An above average strike and a 
notably fine specimen. 


1131 1928-S MS-64 (PC.GS). Brilliant and frosty with a whisper of irides¬ 

cent toning. A superb example. 




1132 1936 Proof-63/65. Early style with satin finish. One of just two 
later Proofs in the Buffalo series, and the rarer of the two dates of 
issue. 

1133 1937 Proof-64. Brilliant. An attractive example. 

1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo 

Uncirculated 




1134 1937-D 3-Legged. MS-62. Brilliant and lustrous, with just a hint of 
pale golden toning in evidence. All diagnostics of the variety 
prominently displayed. A perennial favorite among collectors, 
highly desirable this nice. 

HALF DIMES 




1135 1795 Flowing Hair. Valentine-5a. VF-20 (PCGS). Rarity-3. A nice 
coin for the grade. Medium gray surfaces and lighter gray design 
elements. Struck from a misaligned reverse die, die alignment 
nearly 270°. Some faint old surface marks are noted for accuracy. 
A nice representative example of the type. 


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Gem 1800 Half Dime 

LIBERTY Variety 



1136 1800 LIBERTY variety. V-2. MS-65 (PCGS). Rarity-4. Probably 
high in the Condition Census for both the variety and the date. 
Lustrous steel gray surfaces reflect iridescent splashes of violet, 
rose, and sky blue. Some striking weakness is noted, a “fact of life” 
in these early issues. Still quite choice for the grade, and a true 



gem worthy of strong bidder support. 

PCGS lists two specimens of this date at the MS-65 level, and incredibly, one piece 
each at MS-66 and MS-68, with none graded higher. Whether any of these certified speci¬ 
mens represent the LIBERTY variety is unknown, but regardless, the gem specimen of¬ 
fered here is easily among the finest known representatives of this date for any variety. 



1137 1830 V-7. MS-62/63. Scarce (Rarity-4) variety. Light gray and iri¬ 

descent toning over frosty surfaces. Very well struck. A nice ex¬ 
ample for the discriminating buyer. 



1138 1833 V-l. MS-64 (NGC). Rarity-2. Vertical die crack at the rim 
from 12:00 across Liberty’s portrait. Deep iridescent gray surfaces 
lightly splashed in shades of pale rose and sky blue. A choice coin 
that would readily lend itself to the finest of numismatic cabinets. 




1139 1839 No Drapery at Elbow. MS-63. Brilliant, lustrous surfaces with 
a whisper of golden toning around the borders. An elegant ex¬ 
ample of the second year of issue of the design type (with stars on 
obverse). 

Purchased from us many years ago. 




1140 1841 MS-64 (NGC). Lilac and magenta toning over frosty surfaces. 
Not often seen at this high grade. 


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Notable 1848-0 Gem 


1141 1848-0 MS-65 (PCGS). Satiny gem example toned in mottled 

shades of blue and golden brown. A prize for the numismatist who 
appreciates outstanding quality. 

Rare 1853 No Arrows Half Dime 

Gem Uncirculated 



1142 1853 No Arrows at Date. MS-64 (PCGS). Light gray and (on the 
reverse) mottled toning over lustrous surfaces. Extremely well 
struck. A notable specimen of a rarity. 

By 1853 the price of silver on the international markets has risen to the point at which 
silver issues were worth more in melt-down value than face value. Because of this, coins 
could not effectively circulate and went primarily into the hands of speculators and bul¬ 
lion brokers. To correct the imbalance, the Act of February 21, 1853, reduced the autho¬ 
rized weights of all silver coins from the half dime through the half dollar. Subsequent 
issues bore arrows at the date (continued through 1855) to note the new standard. The 
weight of silver dollars was not changed, and from then through the end of the Liberty 
Seated series, such dollars did not trade at face value but, instead, were bullion coins. 
Curiously, today in 1993 we also have bullion silver dollars—the “eagle” coins minted be¬ 
ginning in 1986, which trade based on their silver content, not the denomination of one 
dollar as noted on the pieces. 


1143 1858 MS-64. A gem specimen with very “deep” and frosty lustre. 

Somewhat lightly struck at the centers. The obverse displays vivid 
clash marks in the field—evidence of the dies coming together 
without an intervening planchet. Under magnification this feature 
is spectacular, enough so that the Liberty Seated or half dime spe¬ 
cialist already possessing an example of this date may wish to ac¬ 
quire the present coin as a conversation piece. 



1144 1863 MS-66 (NGC). Scarce and desirable, one of just 18,000 pieces 
minted for general circulation during this Civil War year. Well 
struck for the issue, with just a hint of striking weakness at the left 
top of the reverse cereal wreath. Deep iridescent silver surfaces 
richly toned in shades of deep navy blue and orange. A frosty gem. 

NGC has certified seven specimens of this date at the MS-66 grade level, with just two 
pieces graded higher. 



1145 1866 Proof-63. Sharply struck with frosty devices and beautifully 

contrasting mirror fields. The surfaces are essentially brilliant with 
just the faintest possible suggestion of golden iridescence. A few 
tiny lint marks are noted and are mentioned for accuracy’s sake. 
The 1866 half dime is one of the scarcest issues of the 1860s with a 
total mintage of just 10,725 pieces, a figure which includes busi¬ 
ness strikes as well as Proofs. 



1146 1866-S value of MS-60, but actually MS-62 with a tiny mark at the 
crook of Miss Liberty’s elbow. Brilliant surfaces with a touch of 
golden toning. 

From our sale of November 1992, Lot 1260. 



1147 1868 MS-65 (NGC). An appealing gem. Lustrous, satiny fields and 

devices evenly splashed in iridescent shades of brilliant orange, sky 
blue, and violet. An aesthetic treat. One of just three specimens of 
the date graded at this level by NGC, with just one example receiv¬ 
ing a higher grade. Just 88,600 business strikes were minted this 
year, and only a very small handful of these could ever hope to ex¬ 
ceed the quality and beauty of the piece offered herein. 


1148 1871 MS-64. Mostly brilliant surfaces with a touch of light gray ton¬ 
ing at the lower right of the obverse. Extremely lustrous surfaces. 
Well struck. An ideal coin for a type set. 



1149 1872-S Mintmark Above Bow. MS-64. Frosty and sharply struck 

with just a whisper of golden gray iridescence. A lovely candidate 
for inclusion in a gem-quality, 19th-century type set. 


1150 1873 MS-64. Brilliant and lustrous with some suggestions of 
prooflike surfaces. An elegant example of the last year of issue of 
this denomination. 










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1151 1873-S MS-65 (NGC). A superb, lustrous, sharply struck example 

toned in intermingled hues of golden gray and blue. Only a tiny 
proportion of the L ncirculated survivors are this nicely preserved. 

Dimes 



1152 1807 John Reich-1. AU-50. Rarity-2. The only die variety of this 
year. From heavily clashed dies, as nearly always seen for this issue. 
Some striking weakness at the peripheries, as usually (but not al¬ 
ways) encountered. An attractive coin with lustrous surfaces 
evenly splashed in deep iridescent shades of gold and blue. Some 
old obverse scratches are noted for accuracy. A nice selection for a 
type collection. 




1153 1825 JR-2. MS-60. Rarity-2. Deep gray and blue toning highlights 
on frosty surfaces. Some scattered marks keep this from a higher 
grade. A nice coin for the early dime specialist. 



1156 1835 JR-1. MS-63 (PCGS). Sharply struck and fully lustrous with 
superb centering. Both the obverse and reverse exhibit vivid 
golden toning with splashes of appealing lilac iridescence. Al¬ 
though the JR-1 variety is not particularly rare overall, it is prob¬ 
able that no more than a tiny handful have survived in Uncircu¬ 
lated grade. The authors of the John Reich dime book were evi¬ 
dently aware of only Five Uncirculated examples in 1984 when 
their book was published. 




1157 1841 MS-62 (PCGS). Sharp and attractive, with generous amounts 
of mint lustre in evidence. Surfaces evenly splashed with iridescent 
shades of blue, violet, and pale green. A nice coin at this grade 
level. Put this one in your type set. 



1158 1845 MS-64 (PCGS). A delightful gem having sharp-devices and 
smooth satiny fields. Appealing golden iridescence enhances both 
surfaces. The presently offered variety is listed as B-3249 in the 
Breen Encyclopedia.The numerals in the date each show slight dou¬ 
bling. 


1830 JR-8 Plate Coin 



1154 1830 JR-8. MS-63. The plate coin in Early United States Dimes 
1796-1837, page 174, there considerably enlarged photographi¬ 
cally. A nice focal point for a specialized collection. 

The above referenced book, a cooperative effort by David J. Davis, Russell J. Logan, 
Allen F. Lovejoy, John W. McCloskey, and William L. Subjack, contains not only a superb 
delineation of die varieties, but an excellent preface and introduction which discusses 
methodology of interest to those pursuing other early series as well. 



1159 1860-0 VF-20. Silver gray surfaces with some light toning on the 
borders. A very satisfying example of the last New Orleans variety 
struck before 1891 (following the Civil War, coinage of dimes was 
not effected at this facility for several decades). First year of type 
with legend on obverse. Only 40,000 1860-0 dimes were struck, 
and relatively few remain today in any grade. 



1155 1834 Plain 4. JR-1. MS-63. Tight lilac toning over frosty surfaces. 

Well struck. A notably fine example of the date, variety, and grade. 


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1160 1863 Proof-64. A superb specimen, the obverse having electric 

blue and sea green toning over mirror surfaces, while the reverse 
has a nuance of gold. While this piece can stand on its own from a 
quality viewpoint, its desirability lies even more with its rarity. Just 
460 Proofs were struck, the lowest production figure of any dime 
of the general 1860-1891 type, Liberty Seated with legend on ob¬ 
verse. Further, the related business strike mintage of just 14,000 
was one of the lowest in the series. These two elements combine to 
make the 1863 a key date. 

In 1863 during the Civil War, the United States Mint would not accept the 
government’s own greenback paper money at par in payment for Proof sets! In order to 
purchase Proof silver and gold coins, payment had to be made in kind—in coins, which 
were only available by paying a premium in terms of paper money. 




Choice Mint State 1863-S Dime 



1161 1863-S MS-63 (NGC). A frosty, lustrous specimen with light gray 

and golden toning. 1863-S is fairly scarce in all grades, but in Mint 
State it becomes a major rarity. Over the years we have handled 
very few at this grade level. 

In 1863, Liberty Seated dimes from Philadelphia did not circulate. However, on the 
West Coast a different economic climate prevailed, and 1863-S dimes, such as the piece 
here offered, were used in the channels of commerce. At the time, federal paper money 
was virtually unknown in the West, so the aspect of the value of silver coins vs. govern¬ 
ment paper was not an issue. Quite a few contemporary San Francisco Mint silver coins 
were shipped to the Orient in exchange for goods. In the Orient they were received on a 
weight basis (rather than a sight basis). 



1162 1867 Proof-64 (PCGS). Brilliant surfaces with a hint of lilac and 
golden toning. An outstanding example of another rare issue from 
the era. Just 625 Proofs were made plus only 6,000 related busi¬ 
ness strikes, the latter being an incredibly small mintage, indeed 
one of the lowest in the entire series. As we noted concerning Lot 
1160, the present Lot 1162 can stand on its own from the view¬ 
point of quality, but the low mintage aspect makes it all the more 
desirable. 

1163 1870 Proof-62 (PCGS). The central areas are brilliant with wisps of 
golden coloration at the extreme rims. Only 1,000 Proof dimes 
were coined during the year. 


Gem Proof 1873 Arrows 100 



1164 1873 Arrows at Date. Proof-64 (PCGS). Brilliant. A perennially 
popular variety due to the arrows feature and, as such, a key item 
for a type set. 




1165 1874 With Arrows. MS-63. Brilliant and lustrous. A lovely example 

exhibiting just a touch of softness on Miss Liberty’s head. This 
“With Arrows” design type was coined only in the years 1873 and 
1874. High-grade examples always attract eager bidders when they 
cross the auction block. 




1166 1875-CC Mintmark Above Bow. MS-65. Very light gray-brown ton¬ 

ing over lustrous surfaces. Sharply struck. A very desirable speci¬ 
men of the variety. 

The mintmark position above the bow is indeed unusual, as the standard position was 
below the wreath, as used on Liberty Seated dimes from 1871-CC (first year of Carson 
City production of this denomination) onward. Coins of Carson City have a special ap¬ 
peal to collectors. We recommend that anyone interested contact the Nevada State Mu¬ 
seum, Carson City, located in the former Carson City Mint building, and request order¬ 
ing information for a book they distribute, Mintmark CC, an interesting and informative 
guide with much historical data. 



1167 1876 MS-65 (NGC). Definitely for the connoisseur of vividly toned 
coins! Lustrous surfaces display a veritable rainbow of iridescent 
hues. An attractive gem of superb quality. 

NGC has certified 14 specimens of this date at the MS-65 level, with just four pieces 
obtaining a higher grade. 



1168 1877-CC MS-65 (NGC). Deep struck, lustrous, and very frosty—a 
superb specimen of the issue. Delicate toning over brilliant sur¬ 
faces. 


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1169 1879 MS-65 (NGC). Prooflike. A splendid business strike—in fact, 
so nice that we can t imagine a finer one in existence. 

The 1879 dime has the lowest mintage of any issue of the denomination after 1874: 
just 14,000 pieces. 


Low-Mintage 1881 Dime 



1170 1881 MS-65 (NGC). Scarce and desirable, from a business strike 

mintage of just 24,000 pieces. A blazing “white” beauty, sharply 
struck and radiantly lustrous. A winning combination of quality 
and beauty. 

NGC has certified five specimens of this elusive date at the MS-65 level, with just three 
pieces obtaining higher gr ades. 



1171 1884 MS-65. Iridescent magenta and gold toning over frosty sur¬ 
faces. 

1172 1885-S Sharpness of VF-30. A scarce issue housed in ANACS 
Cache holder wherein the piece is described as “damaged- 
whizzed." This example has uniform gunmetal-gray toning and is 
considerably more attractive than the description on the slab indi¬ 
cates. 



1173 1886 MS-65 (NGC). Repunched date variety, plainest at tops of 18 
and bottom of 6. Radiant cartwheel lustre prominently displayed 
on frosty deep gold and iridescent gray surfaces. A nice selection 
for a type collection. 

Just seven specimens of this date have achieved a higher grade from NGC. 

1174 1887 MS-63 (PCGS). Magenta and sea green toning over frosty sur¬ 
faces. 

1175 1891-0 MS-63 (NGC). From the final year of Liberty Seated dime 
coinage. A frosty pale golden specimen, very well struck for the is¬ 
sue. A few well-hidden scattered marks keep this from a much 
higher grade. 



1176 1892 Barber. MS-66. A splendid gem example toned in an attrac¬ 
tive smoky gray shade. Virtually all design features are defined to 
full advantage. Certainly, the presently offered example ranks 
among the finest survivors struck during the first year of Charles 
Barber’s celebrated Liberty Head design type. 



1177 1893-S MS-63. Light gray toning over frosty surfaces. A pleasing 
example of the date, mintmark, and grade. Barber dimes in this 
state of preservation resemble little cameos, as does the present 
coin. 


Gem Proof 1894 Dime 



1178 1894 Proof-66. Gunmetal-blue toning over mirrcn* surfaces. A 
splendid specimen of one of the more desirable Philadelphia Mint 
issues of the series, the date having the lowest related business 
mintage except for 1895. 

Several decades ago we recall that one of our clients, the late Nat Schoen, endeavored 
to hoard examples of this date, and through us bought several dozen over a period of a 
year or two. 



1179 1898 Proof-64/65. A glittering cameo gem with delicate golden 
toning, a thoroughly satisfying example of an issue of which just 
735 were struck. 



1180 1899 Proof-64. Attractive light blue and iridescent toning over 
mirror surfaces. A beauty! Seeing quality such as this makes the 
cataloguer want to drop everything and start forming a set of 
Proof Barber dimes! 

1181 1903 MS-65. Gray (primarily) and gunmetal-blue toning over 
sharply struck and quite lustrous surfaces. 


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20-Cent Piece 


Gem Proof 1875 200 


1182 1906 Proof-64. Intense gunmetal-blue toning over mirror surfaces. 
One of just 675 Proofs struck. 

1183 1906 MS-64/65. A frosty and brilliant specimen of Barber dime 
coinage. Splashes of deep gold at the rims. 



1184 1913 Proof-63. Sharply struck. A whisper of golden toning beauti¬ 
fully accents the satiny devices and the blazing mirror fields. A 
scant 622 Proof dimes were coined in 1913, one of the lower pro¬ 
duction figures of the design type. 



1187 1875 Proof-64. A nice representative specimen from the first year 
of coinage, one of 2,790 Proof pieces minted this year. Highly re¬ 
flective fields and moderately frosted design motifs are evenly 
splashed with iridescent shades of rose and pale gold. A lovely be¬ 
ginning to a 20-cent piece collection. 

Quarter dollars 


Gem Proof 1915 Dime 



1188 


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1185 1915 Proof-65. Medium iridescent toning over mirror surfaces. A 

splendid specimen of one of the great prizes among Proof Barber 
dimes; just 450 coins were struck, of which relatively few survive 
today in the lofty grade level hereoffered. 

The reduction in mintage quantities of Proof silver coins during the era is explained 
by the related Matte Proof Lincoln cents and Buffalo nickels, which were not at all popu¬ 
lar with collectors at the time (thus many were spent, making these Matte Proofs much 
rarer today than even their low mintages indicate). As most collectors tended to order 
coins in sets—the Lincoln cent and Buffalo nickel along with the three silver denomina¬ 
tions—many totally gave up the idea of collecting yearly Proofs. Coining Proofs for collec¬ 
tors was suspended after 1915, primarily due to lack of interest, and was not resumed 
until 1936. Even in 1936 the advent of new Proof coins was not particularly heralded, as 
the numismatic community was involved with the boom in commemorative coins. How¬ 
ever, mintage quantities in 1936 were substantially higher than in 1915, and over the 
years, until World War II forced suspension after 1942, production figures increased 
yearly. Proofs were once again made in 1950, and this time around they became in¬ 
tensely popular with collectors, especially as an investment. During the early 1950s, until 
the market faltered in 1957, the prices of certain Proof sets rose on almost a monthly 
basis. 1189 





1186 1916 Barber. MS-65 (PCGS). Final year in the Barber dime series. 
Radiant cartwheel lustre glows warmly on iridescent gold and rose 
surfaces. A nice coin for the grade, and a smart selection for a type 
collection. 




1804 Browning-1. VG-10. Light gray toning over silver surfaces, 
with the motifs and inscriptions being slightly lighter in color—“as 
you like it.” A very pleasing specimen, for the grade, of the first 
year of the design type, and of the lowest mintage issue of its era. 

The Draped Bust obverse appeared late on the quarter dollar in 1804, by which time it 
was already a familiar sight on the half cent, cent, half dime, dime, half dollar, and dollar. 
The motif originated with noted artist Gilbert Stuart, who created it in 1795, after which 
it first appeared on the Draped Bust dollars believed to have been struck beginning in 
October of that year. The motif was first employed on the half cents in 1800, cents in 
1796, half dimes in 1800, dimes in 1796, and half dollars in 1796. The Heraldic Eagle 
reverse used on the 1804 quarter saw its advent in the American coinage system on the 
1796 quarter eagle (a 1795-dated half eagle with the same reverse was actually struck 
later from a 1795 obverse on hand from earlier times). 



1815 B-l. AU-50. Counterstamped “E” over Miss Liberty’s head as 
illustrated. The central areas are brilliant, and pastel shades of 
gold and lilac enhance the rims. Much original mint lustre survives 
in the protected areas. 

Numismatic writers have long speculated about the significance of the “F. 
counterstamped quarters. Several pieces are known which show this feature. Other ex¬ 
amples show a counterstamped “L”. Some scholars have conjectured that these were ex¬ 
perimentally produced, but this hypothesis remains unsubstantiated. Walter Breen has 
suggested that they may have been presented as awards to school children for outstand¬ 
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Uncirculated 1838 250 

No Drapery 



1190 1838 Liberty Seated. MS-62 (NGC). No Drapery (this feature was 

added in 1840). A true “gem” within the grade (if such a thing ex¬ 
ists), perhaps undergraded by NGC. Sharp and attractive, with iri¬ 
descent violet and gunmetal-blue highlights at the rims. A coin 
that should be seen to be appreciated. We expect spirited bidding 
figures more in line with a much higher grade when this appealing 
coin crosses the auction block. 



1191 1841-0 MS-62 (PCGS). Brilliant surfaces with light silver gray ton¬ 

ing. Very well struck. An outstanding example of this early New 
Orleans Mint issue, one which may (we do not know) trace its pedi¬ 
gree to a small hoard which turned up in the early 1980s when ex¬ 
cavations were being made on a former bank site in New Orleans. 
However, most of those treasure coins were deeply toned, some of 
them almost as black as coal. The survival of Mint State New Or¬ 
leans coins of this era is strictly a matter of chance, as there was 
absolutely no numismatic interest in collecting them. 


Choice 1853 Arrows Quarter 



1192 1853 Arrows at Date, Rays on Reverse. MS-63 (PCGS). Brilliant 

surfaces with light gray toning, especially on the obverse. An ex¬ 
tremely popular issue for type set collectors, as the design with ar¬ 
rows at date and rays on the reverse was used only in this year (in 
the next two years, 1854 and 1855, the arrows were employed but 
the rays were omitted). Worthy of a strong bid. 



1193 1856 MS-62. Date high in field, nearly touching base of rock. 

Frosty and attractive, with deep golden toning in evidence. A nice 
type selection. 


Mint State 1857-S Quarter 



1194 1857-S MS-61 (NGC). Light gray toning over deeply struck and 
very lustrous surfaces. A superb specimen of an issue which is ex¬ 
ceedingly rare in Uncirculated preservation. A few marks seen on 
the obverse, including one on the left leg of Miss Liberty, and 
some at the rim below the date, are all that keep this from a mea¬ 
surably higher grade. A few marks are seen at the bottom of the 
reverse as well. The fields, taken alone, are of a notably higher 
grade, say MS-63 or MS-64. The overall effect is that the coin is ex¬ 
ceptional, and will be one of the most prized pieces in the cabinet 
of its next owner. 




1195 1859 Proof-62. A brilliant, glittering specimen of this early issue. 
Ideal for a type set or a specialized collection. 

* 

Gem Proof 1864 Quarter 



1196 1864 Proof-64. A glittering gem Proof specimen, brilliant, with 
delicate golden toning around the borders. An outstanding ex¬ 
ample of this scarce Civil War year. Very low mintage of just 470 
pieces, the second lowest Proof production figure of the decade, 
indeed until 1891. 



1197 1864 Proof-62. Sharp frosty devices beautifully complement the 
mirror fields. The surfaces are mostly brilliant with just a faint sug¬ 
gestion of golden iridescence at the rims. Only 470 Proof quarters 
were minted during the year, one of the lowest production figures 
of the decade. 


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Gem Proof 1873 Arrows 25# 



1198 1873 Arrows. Proof-64. One of only 540 specimens minted in the 

Proof format this year, the fifth lowest Proof mintage in the series 
from 1859 to 1891. Desirable as both a low-mintage issue and a 
type coin. Highly reflective surfaces uniformly toned in pale cham¬ 
pagne shades. 



1199 1873 Arrows at Date. MS-62. Brilliant, lustrous surfaces with just a 
hint of golden toning. First of two years with arrows at the date 
and motto on the reverse. Important for type set purposes. 

Unlike the situation of 1853, when arrows were placed at the date to denote a weight 
reduction, the arrows on 1873 marked a weight increase. 


Gem 1875 Mint Error 250 

Broad Struck Railroad Rim 





1200 





1875 Broad Struck. MS-65. Frosty and brilliant, a gem Liberty 
Seated quarter dollar struck nearly 100% out of the retaining col¬ 
lar (some edge reeding is noted at 12:00 on the reverse). A lovely 
coin that is, save for some pale golden toning, as beautiful as the 
day it left the Mint. Scarce and unusual. Mint errors are seldom 
encountered in the Liberty Seated denominations.Watch the spe¬ 
cialists vie for this one. 

When foreign matter clings to the collar that imparts the reeding to a coin’s edge, that 
collar often sticks to the bottom die at an angle, allowing only portions of the edge to be 
fully reeded. 





1201 1884 MS-65 (PCGS). One of just 8,000 business strikes minted this 

year. A satiny gem with splashes of rich golden toning on lustrous 
silver surfaces. Sharply struck and aesthetically pleasing. One 
strong bid places this attractive gem in your coin cabinet forever. 



1202 1885 MS-63/65. A lovely example. The obverse is semiprooflike 
with frosty design elements, while the reverse is sharp and fully lus¬ 
trous. Only 14,530 quarters were coined during the year, and Un¬ 
circulated business strikes appear at auction less frequently than 
Proofs. 



1203 1889 Proof-63. Sharp and frosty devices with blazing mirror fields. 
The surfaces are mostly brilliant with some obverse toning spots. 
The 1889 quarter is highly regarded as a delicacy in the quarter 
dollar series. A mere 12,711 examples were struck, a figure which 
includes business strikes as well as Proofs. 

1204 1891 MS-63. Brilliant and lustrous. Last year of the Liberty Seated 
motif, which by this time had been a familiar icon for decades. 



1205 1891-S MS-65. A delightful gem example having frosty devices and 

smooth satiny fields. The obverse exhibits a faint nuance of cham¬ 
pagne iridescence, and the reverse is almost fully brilliant. Liberty 
Seated quarters were produced for the final time in this year. 



1206 1894 Barber. Proof-64 (PCGS). An appealing example, one of 972 

pieces minted this year. Frosty cameo devices and deep mirror 
fields are offset to full advantage by rich iridescent halos of gold 
and sky blue at the rims. A beautiful representative of the tvpe. ide¬ 
ally suited for inclusion in a high-grade type set. 


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1207 1894 MS-64, fully brilliant. The devices are sharp and frosty, and 

the fields have a texture intermediate between prooflike and sat¬ 
iny. An aesthetic treat certain to enhance virtually any collection of 
late 19th-century silver coins. 



1208 1913-S VF-20. Light gray surfaces with some golden toning. Nicely 

centered and struck. An ideal specimen of the lowest mintage date 
in the entire Barber quarter series; just 40,000 were struck. 



1209 1915 Proof-62. The central areas are brilliant with wisps of golden 
brown and blue iridescence at the rims. Proof Barber quarters 
were coined for the last time in this year. 


Gem 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter 



1210 1916 Standing Liberty. MS-65 (PCGS). A superb specimen with 
frosty, lustrous surfaces accented with a whisper of golden toning. 
One of the finest pieces to come on the market in our time. 

In 1916 this new design made its appearance, but only 52,000 were struck. Although 
the variety received attention in the pages of The Numismatist and elsewhere, few were 
readily available. In 1917, mintage of the type amounted to 8,740,000 pieces, and ex¬ 
amples could be obtained for face value. As strange as it may seem by hindsight today, in 
1916 there was relatively little interest in collecting quarter dollars by date and mintmark 
sequence. About the only leading dealer who had 1916 Standing Liberty quarters in 
quantity was Henry Chapman, of Philadelphia, and even he did not report strong sales. 

The motif, featuring Miss Liberty standing, with her right breast exposed, was by 
Hermon MacNeil. For years it was presumed that there was a public outcry against the 
nudity, but we have been unable to locate any contemporary references to this feature— 
either in numismatic publications or in newspaper clippings. Accordingly, our current 
thought is that the design was revised in 1917, now to feature Miss Liberty in ajacket or 
armor, to symbolize American preparedness for the World War. 

Another aspect is worthy of mention: for years it has been thought that Miss Dora 
Doscher (later Mrs. H. William Baum) was the model for the Standing Liberty quarter. 
Indeed, she was noted as such during the early months of the design’s appearance, spe¬ 
cifically in the pages of The Numismatist, May 1917. In his Encyclopedia, p. 361, Walter 
Breen relates that Doscher became an actress in silent films under the name of Doris 
Doree—something that we, although interested intensely in early film history, did not 
know before reading this (we’ll check on the matter further to sedlif we can find some 
pictures of Doris in our archives). Breen relates that she was also' the model for Karl 
Bitter’s statue, Diana (presently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,'Sew York City), and 
for the figure in his Pulitzer Memorial Fountain in New York City. Then Breen relates 
this item, curious to our eyes: “More recently, the story proved to be a deliberate cover- 
up. Robert Curran (Newburgh, New York, Evening News, September 19, 1972 cited also 
in The Numismatist, May 1978 and J.H. Cline’s book on Standing Liberty quarters) 
quoted the Broadway actress Irene MacDowell as describing how she had posed for 
MacNeil. Mrs. MacDowell’s name had remained a secret because her husband (one of 
MacNeil s tennis partners) disapproved. Photographic evidence indicates a composite 
portrait, but beyond doubt Irene MacDowell was the principal model.” 

We would like to have more information concerning her being the “principal model” 
especially since wide publicity was given to Dora Doscher back in 1917, and neither Miss 
Doscher, nor MacNeil, nor anyone else said anything different at the time. It has been 
our experience in various research matters that years later there are often many claim¬ 
ants for having been models of coins, for paintings, and so on, with such claims often 
being made decades after the fact, at a time when they cannot be easily documented. 
This, however, does not make them correct. While we have no doubt whatsoever that 
Irene MacDowell’s husband played tennis with Hermon MacNeil-and hope he enjoyed 
the game-we seriously question that the status of Dora Doscher as the principal model 
should be challenged. Of course, we are open-minded on the subject, and if any readers 
have any information to the contrary, we'd be happy to print it in one of our Rare Coin 
Review magazine issues. 


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Uncirculated 1916 Standing Quarter 



1211 1916 Standing Liberty quarter. MS-62. A delightful example hav¬ 

ing satiny lustre and just a whisper of golden brown iridescence. 
Very aesthetically appealing for the grade. One of the most desir¬ 
able issues of the 20th century. 


Elusive 1916 Standing 25£ 



1212 1916 Standing Liberty quarter. Value of EF-40. Brilliant surfaces. 
Sharpness of AU-50, but skillfully “whizzed” in the past to give it 
the appearance of having frosty, albeit unnatural, lustre. The 1916 
Standing Liberty quarter has long been prized as a delicacy. A 
scant 52,000 were coined, and only the celebrated 1918/7-S 
overdate commands greater attention from dedicated specialists. 

1213 1917 Type I. MS-64. Brilliant surfaces with light golden toning at 
the center, changing to light gray at the rims. A very attractive ex¬ 
ample of this design, essentially the same as 1916, but with some 
very minor die changes. 

Today’s market price of the 1917 Type I quarter is a puzzlement, inasmuch as pieces 
are selling for a fraction of what they were bringing just a few years ago. This is one of the 
keys in the completion of a 20th-century type set. Years ago, Jim Ruddy of our staff set 
about building 100 type sets of U.S. coins to be displayed in specially-made Capital plas¬ 
tic holders. The key issues among the copper, nickel, and silver coins, were the Barber 
dime (to a lesser extent), Barber quarter, and Barber half dollar, and Type I Standing 
Liberty quarter. The writer recalls Jim’s efforts in trying to round up enough of these 
quarters in order to fill out the requisite sets. This was several decades ago. Today, they 
are even scarcer. Incidentally, when offered for sale, the 100 sets sold like magic—they 
were gone in a poof. Later, our staff assembled a second group of 100 sets, which was 
even a more difficult undertaking than the first, as the key coins were even harder to 
find. 

Partial Set of Standing Liberty Quarters 



1215 1919 MS-63. Brilliant, lustrous, and attractive—even “flashy," so 
brilliant it is! A delightful specimen. 



1216 1923 MS-65, about 75% Full Head. Deeply frosty and brilliant—an¬ 
other truly notable example. 



1217 1923 MS-66, Full Head. Mostly brilliant with some splashes of 
golden gray iridescence. Not easy to find in this lofty state of pres¬ 
ervation. 



1218 1924-S MS-63, 90% Full Head. Brilliant and frosty. An attractive 
example of this San Francisco issue. 



1214 Partial set of Standing Liberty quarters, affording the successful 
bidder an.opportunity to acquire in one fell swoop the majority of 
issues within this beautiful series. Enclosed in a holder, the set 
comprises the following: ☆1917 Type I. MS-62, Full Head ☆ 1917- 
D Type I. AU-58, Full Head ☆ 1917-S Type I. MS-60 ☆ 1917 Type 
II. MS-63 ☆ 1917-D Type II. AU-58 ☆ 1917-S Type II. EF-45 ☆ 
1918 MS-62, Full Head ☆ 1918-D EF-40 ☆ 1918-S VF-30 ☆ 1919-D 
AU-50 ☆ 1919-S AU-50, cleaned ☆ 1920 MS-63 ☆ 1920-D AU-50, 
porous ☆ 1920-S EF-45 ☆ 1921, scarce date, VF-35 ☆ 1923 AU-50 
☆ 1923-S EF-45 ☆ 1924 AU-50 ☆ 1924-D MS-63 ☆ 1925 MS-63 ☆ 
1926 AU-58 ☆ 1926-D MS-63 ☆ 1926-S EF-45 ☆ 1927 AU-50 ☆ 

1927- D, low mintage, MS-60 ☆ 1928 AU-50 ☆ 1928-D MS-62 ☆ 

1928- S MS-63, Full Head ☆ 1929 AU-55 ☆ 1929-D AU-50- ☆ 1929- 
S MS-62 ☆ 1930 AU-50 ☆ 1930-S AU-50. A very nice group! (Total: 
33 pieces) 


1219 1927 MS-65. Mottled light gray and golden toning over frosty sur¬ 
faces. Nearly complete full head, say 90%. 



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Gem 1927-S Quarter 



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1220 1927-S MS-64 to MS-65. Consigned to our sale from an old-time 
collection, this piece is new to the market. The surfaces are very 
lustrous and frosty and are among the most satisfactory we have 
ever seen. Delicate golden toning with just a hint of iridescence 
completes the “package.” The striking is above average, but the 
head is light on the higher parts (as typical). Among Standing Lib¬ 
erty quarters this is one of the most difficult to obtain. Watch the 
bidding competition! 


Gem 1928-D 25<« 

MS-65 Full Head 



1222 1932-S MS-64 (PCGS). A perennial favorite with collectors every¬ 
where. One of 408,000 pieces struck this year, the lowest mintage 
in the entire Washington quarter dollar series. Evenly distributed 
splashes of iridescent rose and gold grace the lustrous surfaces of 
this lovely coin. Build your Washington quarter collection around 
this coin. 


1223 1932-S MS-64. A lustrous pale golden specimen of this scarce and 
popular San Francisco key date. Complete your Washington quar¬ 
ter dollar collection with this coin. 

Half dollars 


1224 1795 Doubled Date. Overton-112. VG-8. Rarity-4. A medium silver 
specimen with pale rose toning highlights. A prominently doubled 
date on obverse, plainly evident without aid of magnification. A 
few scattered marks are noted for accuracy. A nice coin for the 
budget-conscious specialist. 







1221 1928-D MS-65 FH (NGC). Brilliant and attractive, one ofjust seven 

specimens of this date certified at this level; none have been certi¬ 
fied higher. Sharp and lustrous. Scarce and desirable this nice. A 
splendid opportunity for the specialist in this series to own the 
“finest of the fine.” 


Condition Census 1795 500 

Overton-125, Rarity-5 



1225 1795 0-125. VF-20 (PCGS). Rarity-5. Attractive for the grade. Pale 
silver and deep gray surfaces lightly splashed with golden toning. 
In the Condition Census for the variety. Scarce and elusive. 

The current Condition Census for this variety is given as F.F-40, F.F-40, VF-25, VF-20, 
VF-20. 


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Elusive 1797 50£ Rarity 

Condition Census 




1226 1797 0-102. VF-20 (PCGS). Rarity-5. Far and away the scarcer of 
the two major varieties of this year. Reverse style with palm leaf 
even with bottom of F in OF. A medium gray specimen with a hint 
of pale golden toning. A few scattered marks are noted, as one 
might expect for a surviving example of this rarity at this grade 
level. From an estimated mintage of just 2,984 coins. One of just 
two years of the style with Draped Bust obverse and Small Eagle 
reverse. A popular rarity that is eagerly sought in all states of pres¬ 


ervation. When great collections of half dollars are offered, the 
presence (or absence) of the 1796 and 1797 dates is readily appar¬ 
ent. The herein offered coin represents a sterling opportunity for 
the advanced half dollar collector and type coin specialist alike. 

In the book Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836 by A1 C. Overton (Third Edition, 
edited by Don Parsley), the Condition Census for this variety is given as F.F-45, VF-20, VF- 
20, F-12, and VG-10. This attractive VF-20 specimen fits neatly into the mid-range of that 
numerical census, a fact that adds immensely to the desirability of this rarity. 






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1227 1807 Heraldic Eagle. O-105a. VF-35 (NGC). Very light gray ton¬ 
ing. Attractive overall, appealing in every aspect, and a far better 
strike than normally seen for half dollars of this date. 


Memorable Gem 1807 Half Dollar 



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1228 1807 Heraldic Eagle reverse. 0-110. MS-64 (PCGS). Brilliant Un¬ 
circulated, frosty, lustrous, and sharply struck! A memorable 
coin—one of the finest we have ever seen of any early half dollars. 
Worthy of a record price. Certainly this will be the focal point, the 
centerpiece of any specialized collection of half dollars of this era. 


MS-63 1811 O-l 10a 50^ 



1230 1811 O-l 10a. MS-63 (ANACS Cache). Frosty surfaces with light 
gray toning, some hints of gold. Well struck and very desirable. 
Capped Bust half dollars of early dates such as this are becoming 
increasingly difficult to find on the market. Worthy of close bidder 
attention and strong competition. 



1231 1824 0-104. MS-62. Rarity-2. Brilliant, satiny surfaces lightly 
splashed with shades of iridescent gold. Well struck. In the Condi¬ 
tion Census for the variety. Areas of very faint porosity noted on 
the obverse, particularly when viewed under low rilagnification. 

The Condition Census for this popular variety is given as MS-63, MS-6*3, MS-63, MS-62, 
MS-60. 


Choice 1825 0-104 500 

Condition Census 



1232 1825 0-104. MS-63 to 64. Rarity-4. A frosty gem with satiny sur¬ 

faces evenly toned in shades of pale blue and rose. An outstanding 
coin, a piece that takes its rightful place in the Condition Census 
for the variety. Very scarce this nice. 

In the third edition of the book Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836, editor Don 
Parsley gives the Condition Census for this variety as MS-65, MS-64, MS-60, MS-60, MS- 
60. 


1229 1810 0-101. AU-55 to 58. Rarity-1. Frosty and brilliant. Some rub¬ 

bing on the high points keeps this from a higher grade. An attrac¬ 
tive coin that narrowly misses the low end (MS-60) of the Condi¬ 
tion Census for the variety. A nice type coin. 


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1237 1846-0 Medium Date. Breen-4792. MS-63 (Hallmark). No Drap¬ 
ery at Elbow. Gunmetal-blue and golden toning. Sharply struck. 

The without-drapery feature of this issue is caused not by design change but, rather, by 
one of two situations: impressing the hub into the working die with depth insufficient to 
bring up the low-relief drapery feature, or by resurfacing the working die, a regrinding 
process which removed certain low-relief features. By contrast, the 1839 No Drapery half 
dollar was the result of the designer’s intention. 


1235 1833 0-101. MS-62/64. A brilliant and frosty example of the issue, 
without question Condition Census, which is reported as being 
63-63-62-60-60. The obverse has a tiny carbon fleck between the 
first star and the chin, closer to the first star, the only reason for 
not giving the obverse a higher grade, although such a fleck is cer¬ 
tainly not unusual in the larger context of the series. A find for the 
specialist. 


1236 1839 Capped Bust. MS-62. (ANACS Cache). Boldly struck, with 
virtually all central design features showing bold definition. The 
frosty surfaces exhibit intermingled gold and gray coloration with 
some splashes of electric blue toning on the reverse. 

Capped Bust half dollars with the denomination expressed as HALF DOL. were 
coined for two years only, and hence are eagerly sought by type collectors. 


Attractive 1828 50# 

Condition Census 


1233 1828 0-116. MS-63. Rarity-2. A most pleasing specimen of this 
date. Well struck and nicely centered, with satiny surfaces splashed 
in rich shades of gold and iridescent gray. High in the Condition 
Census for the variety, perhaps as high as second finest known. A 
lovely coin for the specialist and type collector alike. 

The Condition Census for this variety is listed as MS-65, MS-60, MS-60, MS-60, MS-60. 
Judging by this numerical sequence, this lovely MS-63 specimen now takes its rightfully 
deserved place in the listing. 


1234 


1831 0-103. MS-63. Sharply struck, lustrous, and thoroughly desir¬ 
able in any and every aspect you care to mention. Brilliant surfaces 
with a hint of light golden gray toning. A delightful example of the 
date, specimen, and grade. 

Condition Census 1833 0-101 


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Choice 1850 Half Dollar 

Possible Proof 



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1238 1850 Specimen striking, numerical grade 63/64. Deeply mir¬ 
rored fields and sharply struck features. Vividly toned in iridescent 
shades of rose and deep blue. While the flat, broad rims usually 
associated with Proof coins of this era are not in evidence, the 
overall quality of this piece causes the viewer to lean toward the 
Proof designation, or at least, perhaps a presentation piece of 
sorts. Several of the lower right vertical lines in the reverse shield 
are missing from the design. Call it as you will (Proof, Specimen, 
Mint State), an interesting coin for your bidding enjoyment. 


High-Grade 1850 Half Dollar 



1239 1850 Proof-62 or MS-62, prooflike. A lovely specimen with nicely 
reflective fields. The surfaces are toned in intermingled hues ol 
golden brown, blue, and maroon. Most of the design features are 
boldly defined. A touch of softness is noted at some of the obverse 
stars and on the eagle’s right claw. 

The obverse is described by Walter Breen in his Encyclopedia oj 
Colonial and United States Proof Coins as follows: “High date, 185 
about equidistant from base, the 0 minutely lower; numerals 
nearly thickness of top of 5 away from base; base of 0 in date 
double punched.” 

The nature of this piece is equivocal insofar as its status as either 
a Proof or business strike cannot be determined with certainty. We 
suggest that all prospective bidders examine the piece carefully 
and draw their own conclusions. 


Memorable 1850-0 Half Dollar 



1240 1850-0 MS-63. Brilliant surfaces splashed with vivid iridescent 
hues at the upper right of the coin, in approximately an arc, as il¬ 
lustrated, probably caused by another half dollar resting over it in 
a bag or other storage arrangement for many years. A few other 
splashes of gray toning are noted on the obverse. The reverse is 
virtually fully lustrous. The striking is exquisite. Certainly, this is 
one of the finest 1850-0 dollars to come on the market in our gen¬ 
eration. The Liberty Seated specialist will want to compete liber¬ 
ally for this one. 


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Mint State 1853 Half Dollar 



1241 1853 Arrows and Rays. MS-62. Brilliant and lustrous. Some light 

toning on the reverse. A high level example of an extraordinarily 
popular type coin. The with-arrows style with rays on the reverse 
was used only in one year, making this (or an 1853-0) an absolute 
necessity for type set completion. 


Desirable 1853-0 “Arrows and Rays” 50# 



T242 1853-0 Arrows and Rays. MS-63 (PCGS). Fully lustrous and 
warmly toned in hues of gunmetal-gray and coppery gold. Al¬ 
though more than one million were originally coined, only a tiny 
proportion have survived in Uncirculated condition. Indeed, 
PCGS has certified only 10 submissions of 1853-0 “With Arrows” 
half dollars as MS-63 or better. An excellent opportunity for the 
Liberty Seated specialist. 



i 243 1854-0 Arrows. MS-63 (NGC). A long-time favorite with type coin 
collectors. Sharply struck, particularly for a New Orleans half dol¬ 
lar of this era; even the finest of design elements are boldly ren¬ 
dered. Lustrous surfaces graced with iridescent splashes of pale 
blue, rose, arid gold. Start your half dollar type collection with this 
lovely beauty. 



1244 1876-CC MS-63, prooflike. A popular Carson City Mint issue. 
Frosty design elements and mirrorlike fields form a pleasing con¬ 
trast. Splashes of pale gold on the surfaces. Faint rubbing noted on 
the reverse at the mintmark. 



1245 1877 MS-63. Choice for the grade. Lustrous surfaces exhibit 
evenly distributed splashes of sky blue, rose, and violet. A moder¬ 
ately common date in an uncommonly beautiful state of preserva¬ 
tion. 



1246 1877-S MS-63 (NGC). A pleasing specimen of a date that is often 
selected for inclusion in high-grade type sets. Deep gold and irides¬ 
cent silver tones on lustrous, satiny surfaces. 



1247 1879 MS-64 to MS-65. Brilliant. Mostly prooflike surfaces, but with 
enough lustre, including within the shield stripes, to satisfy the re¬ 
quirement that it is a business strike, not a Proof. As such, it is far 
rarer than Proof (see footnote). 

The mintage of the 1879 half dollar amounted to 4.800 business strikes and 1,100 
Proofs. Proofs were sold at a premium to collectors, and were deliberately saved. On the 
other hand, the business strikes slipped unnoticed into circulation, and the survival of 
pieces today is strictly a matter of happenstance. Proofs are much more available than 
are business strikes. It has also been our experience that certain pieces catalogued or 
even certified as “Mint State” are in fact Proofs, not Mint State coins. Thus, the popula¬ 
tion of true Mint State coins—such as is offered above—is even smaller than population 
reports might indicate. 

The writer’s first coin purchased at auction was a Mint State 1879 half dollar, some¬ 
what similar to the preceding, acquired for the then-princely sum of $5 at a meeting of 
the Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) Coin Club in the early 1950s. Times and prices have 
changed a bit since then! 


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1248 1881 Proof-62/64. A scarce and highly desirable late Liberty 
Seated date, the desirability being accentuated by the relatively low 
related business strike mintage. One of just 975 Proofs struck. A 
delightful specimen with light golden toning at the centers, chang¬ 
ing to hints of attractive blue at the borders. Usually, such aes¬ 
thetic quality is seen only when old-time collections come on the 
market, and it just may be the case that this piece has been long 
hidden in a cabinet. Worthy of a premium bid from the bidder 
who appreciates eye appeal. 



1249 1894 Proof-63 (PCGS). One of 972 Proof specimens minted this 
year. Deep iridescent gray and rose toning highlights. A nice selec¬ 
tion for a type collection. 



1250 1896 Proof-63/65. Brilliant. A glittering cameo specimen, kept 
from overall Proof-65 status by a few album slide lines on the 
cheek. Frosty high surfaces and deep mirror fields. A beautiful 
specimen in a grade which today represents a tremendous value 
on the market, in our opinion. Just 762 Proofs were coined, and 
relatively few survive today in preservation equal to that 
hereoffered. 


Gem Proof-67 1897 500 



1252 1897 Proof-67 (PCGS). A glittering brilliant gem example having 
frosty devices and dazzling mirror Fields. Virtually as nice as the 
moment it left the dies! Although 731 examples were struck, only a 
tiny handful have survived this beautifully preserved. Significantly, 
PCGS has graded only eight submissions as Proof-67 and just two 
others as Proof-68. A prize for the numismatist who desires the fin¬ 
est quality available. 



1253 1898-S MS-64 (PCGS). Lustrous and sharply struck. Toned in 
pleasing pastel hues of gold and gray. A prize for the .collector who 
appreciates aesthetically appealing pieces. 



1254 1899 Proof-64. With gray (mostly) toning on both surfaces, ac¬ 
cented with some iridescent blue and tinges of gold, especially 
when held at an angle to the light. One of only 846 Proofs minted 
this year. 



1251 1896-0 MS-63. Satiny surfaces graced with splashes of pale gold 

and generous amounts of cartwheel lustre. Some striking weak¬ 
ness is noted, as often seen for New Orleans half dollars of this 
design type. From a total mintage of less than one million pieces. 
Scarce this nice. 


Gem 1899 Half Dollar 



1255 1899 MS-65 (NGC). A popular Philadelphia issue. One of just four 
examples of the date at this grade level, with only two pieces re¬ 
ceiving a higher grade. Iridescent rose and sky blue highlights pre¬ 
dominate on frosty, lustrous surfaces. An attractive gem. 


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1256 



1899-0 MS-62 (NGC). Dusky iridescent splashes of sea green on 
frosty gray surfaces. An attractive representative specimen of the 
grade. A nice opportunity to add a branch mint coin to your type 
collection. 


Gem 1903-S Dollar 



1257 1903-S MS-64/65. A lovely gem example having just a whisper of 
aureate coloration on the frosty surfaces. Not easy to find in this 
preservation. One of the key issues in the series. 


Gem Proof 1911 Half Dollar 



: 1258 1911 Proof-64/65. The obverse is a mottled iridescent color, pri¬ 
marily gold but with splashes of blue and violet, while the reverse 
displays a deep mirror surface with tinges of gold, particularly at 
the border. One of only 543 Proofs struck, an issue which was 
among the lowest production of its era. 



i 1259 1916-D MS-65. Fully lustrous with blushes and splashes of rosy 

golden iridescence on the obverse. The reverse is mostly brilliant. 
Walking Liberty half dollars with obverse mintmarks were coined 
only in the years 1916 and 1917. 



1260 1918 MS-64 (NGC). A lovely specimen having smooth frosty lus¬ 
tre. Beautifully toned in delicate pastel hues of gold and lilac. 


1261 



1918-D MS-63 (PCGS). Fully lustrous with just a whisper of pale 
golden iridescence on both surfaces. A typical strike with some 
softness of definition on the high points of the devices as made. 


1262 1919 MS-63 (PCGS). Sharp and lustrous, with splashes of deep iri¬ 
descent rose and gold. A popular early Philadelphia issue, one of 
just nine dates in the series whose mintage figure dips below one 
million. For the collector who appreciates quality and vivid toning. 






1263 1919 MS-62. A popular Philadelphia issue, from a mintage of less 
than one million. Dusky deep gold and umber on frosty surfaces. 

Uncirculated 1921 Half Dollar 




1264 1921 MS-63 (ANAC Cache). Pale golden toning with better than 
average detail definition. The 1921 has long been appreciated as a 
rarity in high grades. Only 246,000 were produced, one of the low¬ 
est mintage figures in the Walking Liberty series. 


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1265 1927-S MS-64 (PCGS). Brilliant, lustrous. A lovely example with a 
touch of softness on the high points. Scarce in gem condition. 



1266 1929-D MS-65 (PCGS). Sharply struck and warmly toned in inter¬ 
mingled hues of pewter gray. An aesthetic treat. 


Gem 1933-S Half Dollar 



1267 1933-S MS-65 (NGC). Boldly struck with smooth frosty lustre and 
some blushes of faint golden iridescence. One of the very finest 
survivors of the issue. 


1268 ‘30s quartette: ☆ 1936 (3). Two MS-65, one MS-64 ☆ 1939 MS-65. 
(Total: 4 pieces) 



1269 1938 MS-67 (ANACS Cache). Toned warm mottled golden brown 

and violet. This piece ranks among the finest certified. 



1270 1939 Proof-65 (NGC). A splendid gem example, almost as nice as 
the moment it left the dies. 


Gem MS-66 1941-S 500 



1271 1941-S MS-66 (NGC). A gorgeous gem example toned in delight¬ 

ful gold and lilac-gray hues. A touch of softness can be seen in the 
central areas as made. Although NGC has certified over 1,000 sub¬ 
missions of Uncirculated 1941-S half dollars, only 22 have been 
graded MS-66, with just one finer. A superb opportunity for the 
collector who desires the finest quality available. 



1272 1941-S MS-65 (PCGS). Another example of this desirable issue. 
Mostly brilliant surfaces with some blushes and splashes of cop¬ 
pery gold coloration. , 4* 



1273 1941-S MS-65 (PCGS). A third and final opportunity to acquire an 
example of what many collectors regard as the most desirable half 
dollar issue of the 1940s. 

1274 1944-S MS-65. Frosty and attractive. The central areas are bril¬ 
liant, and wisps of golden brown and gunmetal-blue iridescence 
enhance the periphery. Quite scarce this nicely preserved. 



1275 1947 MS-67. A magnificent gem having sharp devices, brilliant sur¬ 
faces, and smooth frosty fields. Virtually as nice as the moment it 
came from the dies. A prize for the numismatic perfectionist. 

1276 Group of Mint State Franklin half dollars consisting of the follow¬ 
ing: ☆ 1954, average MS-63 to MS-64 (15) ☆ 1959, average MS-63 
to MS-64 (20) ☆ 1960, average MS-64 (15) ☆ 1963, average MS-64 
(33). A nice group, brilliant and sparkling. (Total: 83 pieces) 


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1277 Group of Mint State Denver Mint Franklin half dollars: ☆ 1954-D 
MS-62 ☆ 1958-D average MS-64 (13) ☆ 1959-D average MS-64 (20) 
☆ 1960-D MS-64 (3) ☆ 1962-D MS-64 ☆ 1963-D MS-63 to MS-64 
(4). (Total: 42 pieces) 

1278 Group of MS-65 (NGC) Franklin half dollars: ☆ 1954-S ☆ 1959 ☆ 
1959-D ☆ 1963-D. (Total: 4 pieces) 

Recently we have noticed a great deal of interest in Franklin half dollars in our auc¬ 
tions. Bidders often climb over themselves, so to speak, to secure pieces they need. 
Could it be that this long-neglected series is coming into its own? This is an unbiased 
comment-as we really have no significant stock of them (although we like to think we 
would make a unbiased comment anyway). 

1279 Group of MS-65 (NGC) Franklin half dollars: ☆ 1954-S ☆ 1959 ☆ 
1959-D ☆ 1960 ☆ 1961 ☆ 1962 ☆ 1963 ☆ 1963-D. (Total: 8 pieces) 

1280 Group of MS-65 (NGC) Franklin half dollars: ☆ 1954-S ☆ 1959 ☆ 
1959-D ☆ 1960 ☆ 1961 ☆ 1962 ☆ 1963 ☆ 1963-D. (Total: 8 pieces) 

1281 Group of MS-65 (NGC) Franklin half dollars: ☆ 1954-S ☆ 1959 ☆ 
1959-D ☆ 1960 ☆ 1961 ☆ 1962 ☆ 1963 ☆ 1963-D. (Total: 8 pieces) 


1282 Group of MS-65 (NGC) Franklin half dollars: ☆ 1954-S ☆ 1959 ☆ 
1959-D ☆ 1960 ☆ 1961 ☆ 1962 ☆ 1963 ☆ 1963-D. (Total: 8 pieces) 

These group offerings represent a nice opportunity to acquire some h.gher grade 
franklin half dollar issues. While they are certainly not in a class ofrant.es, they are sul 
ficiently popular that the supply is quite widespread, and tracking down individual ex- 
amples is not at all easy to do. 

1283 Group of 1954-S Franklin half dollars, MS-63 to 64, kept together 
since the time of issue. (Total: 31 pieces) 

1284 Group of MS-65 (NGC) Franklin half dollars: ☆ 1960 ☆ 1961 ☆ 
1962 "ft 1963. (Total: 4 pieces) 

1285 Group of 1961 Franklin half dollars, average MS-64. Kept together 
since the time of issue. (Total: 23 pieces) 

1286 Group of 1962 Franklin half dollars, MS-63 to MS-64. Kept to¬ 
gether since the time of issue. (Total: 40 pieces) 

1287 Group of 1962 Fianklin half dollars, average MS-64, kept together 
since the time of issue. (Total: 28 pieces) 


Silver dot .cars 


Attractive 1795 Draped Bust $1 



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1288 1795 Draped Bust. Bolender-15. AU-53 (PCGS). Rarity-2. From 
the first year of Draped Bust silver dollar coinage (Flowing Hair 
dollars were also minted this year). Generous amounts of mint lus¬ 
tre remain on the smooth, virtually mark-free surfaces. A few insig¬ 
nificant obverse marks are noted in the area of Liberty’s portrait, 
and are mentioned solely for accuracy. Hints of deep rose toning 
can be seen in the protected areas of the coin’s design. Choice for 
the grade, with strong design elements boldly represented on both 
sides. Some faint diagonal planchet adjustment marks are noted 
on the reverse, but they do not detract in the least from the overall 


appeal of this popular type coin. One of just two Bolender variet¬ 
ies of the year with the Draped Bust obverse style (the other vari¬ 
ety, Bolender-14, has the bust of Miss Liberty punched far to the 
left in the die, giving the coin an unbalanced appearance). 
Whether you specialize in high-grade early American silver dollars 
or are simply looking for a choice specimen for your advanced 
type cabinet, take the opportunity to examine this piece firsthand; 
you will, in all probability, find yourself looking at the coin you 
want for your collection! 


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1289 1797 Obverse stars 10X6. B-3. VG-8. Rarity-2. A popular variety. 

Medium gray surfaces. Very faint obverse graffiti encircles 
Libertv s head, and some diagonal adjustment marks are noted on 
the reverse. 


1290 1799/8 B-l. EF-45 (PCGS). Rarity-3. Deep slate gray surfaces. 

Overdate details plainly evident to the unaided eye. Distinctive va¬ 
riety with several die breaks on and around I in AMERICA on the 
reverse. 


1291 1799 B-16. EF-40. Attractive bluish gray toning with blushes of 

gold. The dentilation is complete on both sides, and the reverse 
centering is almost perfect. 

The letter U in UNITED is broken at its upper left serif, a feature shared by several 
varieties of this date. 


Original 1836 Gobrecht Dollar 


1292 1836 Gobrecht $1. Judd-60. Plain edge. EF-40. Original. Die 

Alignment I, reverse eagle flies “onward and upward.” 413.3 
grains, a weight commensurate with the assigned grade. A me¬ 
dium gray specimen with deeper toning highlights seen on both 
surfaces. A scattering of tiny marks and a few minor edge bruises 
are noted. While this coin spent a moderate amount of time in cir¬ 
culation, it is still quite attractive overall. A piece that should see 
spirited bidding activity. Only a few hundred exist today. 



1293 1848 AU-50 (NGC). A splendid specimen with light lilac and gold 
toning at the centers changing to electric blue at the borders. In¬ 
deed, the coin has an aesthetic appeal sometimes not seen in Mini 
State coins! 1848 is very important due to the low mintage of just 
15,000 coins, one of the smallest in the series. 


Elusive 1854 Liberty Seated $1 


1294 1854 AU-55 (PCGS). Sharp and brilliant, with just a hint of pale 
gold on the lustrous surfaces. A few well-hidden marks are noted 
for accuracy. 

One of 33,140 Liberty Seated dollars minted this year. High- 
grade dollars of this design type have become quite popular in re¬ 
cent times, and therefore, the supply of these coins has dwindled 
accordingly. If you are actively seeking an attractive example of 
Liberty Seated dollar coinage, why not consider adding a “better” 
date such as this to your holdings? We suggest that you bid liber¬ 
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Mint State 1857 Dollar 


1295 1857 MS-62 (PCGS). An Uncirculated example of a date which is 
fairly scarce in all grades. Light gray toning, some suggestions of 
prooflike surface as always seen on business strikes of this date. 
Light striking on the stars and top of the obverse, as is also typical 
of this date—in fact this is the significant characteristic of 1857. An 
important item for the Liberty Seated specialist. 

As noted, all business strike 1857 dollars seen have had prooflike surfaces, rather than 
frosty characteristics. Because of this, years ago some cataloguers described these as 
Proofs, the result being that today historical records of Proofs appearing in catalogues 
cannot be relied upon. 


1299 Pair of Philadelphia Mint issues: ☆ 1863 EF-45, deep blue and vio¬ 
let toning ☆ 1869 EF-40, brilliant surfaces. (Total: 2 pieces) 


1296 1860-0 MS-61. Brilliant and frosty. With some bagmarks, normal 
for the issue, but fewer than normally seen. The obverse and re¬ 
verse display some prooflike characteristics, and if it were a Mor¬ 
gan dollar we would call it “semi-prooflike.” 

Undoubtedly from a number of this date which came to light following the autumn 
1962 Treasury Release of silver dollars. Today, most if not all supplies are widely dis¬ 
persed, and individual pieces are where you find them. 


1300 1864 Proof-58 to 60. Brilliant untoned surfaces. A Proof speci¬ 
men, one of only 470 struck, which somehow escaped for a short 
while into circulation. Only 31,170 silver dollars were struck in this 
year, the height of the Civil War. 

From our sale of the Matt Rothert Collection, November 1973, Lot 975. 


1301 1866 AU-55. Cleaned in the past and still fully brilliant. Close ex¬ 

amination reveals some faint scratches in the upper right quadrant 
of the obverse. Only 49,625 silver dollars were coined during the 
year. 


1297 1861 Proof-62 (ANA Cache). Light gold-brown toning over mirror 
surfaces. Some areas of gray and blue are seen at the rims. A nice 
example of this scarce Civil War date. 

Although 1,000 Proofs were reported to have been minted, far fewer than that were 
actually distributed. 


Mint State 1861 Dollar 


1298 1861 MS-63 (NGC). A superb specimen of exquisite aesthetic ap¬ 
peal, possessing as it does light lilac toning at the center, changing 
to gold and iridescent hues at the border. Business strike speci¬ 
mens of this Civil War date are few and far between. Certainly this 
is one of the finest extant. 


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Proof 1868 $1 



1302 1868 Proof-64 (INS). Value probably in the range of a Proof-63 
piece. A lovely, sharply struck gem example exhibiting inter¬ 
mingled rosy gold and blue toning, which appears to have been 
artificially applied. Only 600 Proof silver dollars were coined dur¬ 
ing the year. 


AU 1870-CC Dollar 



1303 1870-CC AU-53 (PCGS). Prooflike on the obverse and reverse. 

Light golden toning over silver surfaces. Popular Carson City is¬ 
sue, and one that seems to be in never-ending demand. 

Probably more has been written about the 1870-CC dollar in the pages of The Gobrecht 
Journal than any other Carson City coin of the design type. The mintage has been given 
in reports as 12,462 pieces, but since receiving a letter from Dr. Harry E. Salyards (who 
receives our nomination as one of the most knowledgeable numismatists of our era) 
pointing out that this is the identical mintage reported for the 1873-CC quarter with ar¬ 
rows, we are not so sure. In our forthcoming (at long last—the book is nearly through our 
Graphics Department and should be headed to the printer within the next 45 days) 
book. Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia, there will 
be several pages of information on the 1870-CC dollar—probably more than anyone 
would ever care to read (except the most dedicated specialist). 



1304 1870-CC EF-45. Gunmetal-gray toning with pale blue and gold 
highlights. Silver dollars were coined at the Carson City Mint for 
the first time in this year. (See previous note.) 



1305 1870-CC EF-40. Lightly cleaned long ago and still mostly brilliant. 
The 1870-CC is notable as the first silver dollar issue struck at the 
Carson City Mint. 


High-Grade 1872-S Dollar 



1306 1872-S AU-58, prooflike. Lightly cleaned long ago and still bril¬ 
liant. The fields retain perhaps 90% of their original mirror qual¬ 
ity. Only 9,000 silver dollars were struck at the San^fancisco Mint 
during the year, and it is doubtful that more than a tiny fraction of 
1% still survive in this lofty state of preservation. A prize for the 
silver dollar specialist. 



1307 1878 8 Tailfeathers. MS-65. Fully brilliant with frosty devices. The 
fields have a texture intermediate between satiny and prooflike. 
Worth a generous bid. 


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Gem MS-65 1879-CC $1 


1308 1879-CC Large CC over Small CC (Capped Mintmark). MS-65. 

Frosty with enhancing blushes of golden toning on both surfaces. 
A lovely example of this scarce and desirable issue. 

1309 1879-S 3rd Reverse. MS-66, prooflike. A glittering specimen with 
light gray and golden toning. A popular date, popular series, 
popular grade. 


1310 1881 MS-65. Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. Nice in every 
way! 

Gem 1883-S Dollar 


1311 1883-S MS-64 (NGC). A splendid specimen of one of the key issues 
of its era. -This 1883-S has it all—it is sharply struck, very lustrous, 
and has attractive golden toning. A couple of tiny darker toning 
streaks are seen in the obverse on the cheek and sixth star. Tradi¬ 
tionally, the 1883-S has been elusive in any level of Mint State. 
Coins of the quality offered here are truly few and far between. 

1312 Trio of Morgan dollars: ☆ 1884-0 (2). MS-65 and MS-64 ☆ 1886 
MS-65. Mostly brilliant. (Total: 3 pieces) 

1313 1885-CC MS-65. Frosty and untoned. A prize for the connoisseur 
of quality. 



1314 1886-S MS-65. Sharply struck and fully brilliant. Lustrous, satiny 
surfaces reflect gorgeous cartwheel lustre. A key date in the higher 
grades, and quite rare at this lofty level. This coin belongs in your 
collection. 


1315 1887-0 MS-65. Brilliant, frosty surfaces. A decent strike, not an 
award-winning one, but that is characteristic of the issue. 


1316 1889 MS-66 (NGC). Mottled medium magenta toning with 
splashes of blue over lustrous surfaces. A nice item for the buyer 
seeking a high-grade piece. 



1317 1889-0 MS-65. A nice strike, above average for the issue, with su¬ 
perb definition of details except at the very center. Especially sat¬ 
iny, lustrous fields. A cameo appearing coin of extraordinary qual¬ 
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1318 1889-S MS-65. Blushes of pale golden gray iridescence enhance 
both surfaces. Not easy to find in this lofty state of preservation. 

1319 1890-S MS-64/65 DPL. Mostly brilliant surfaces with some light iri¬ 
descent toning, almost like the schlieren effect one sees on a light 
oil slick. 

The entire situation of Prooflike (PL), Deep Prooflike (DPL), Deep Mirror Prooflike 
(DMPL), and, now, per ANACS, UDMPL (Ultra Deep Mirror Prooflike), is very poorly 
defined in numismatics. What used to be DMPL years ago is apt to be a coin which we 
used to call—and being traditionalists, still call, simply "prooflike” or even “semi¬ 
prooflike.” There has been a great deterioration in standards. Because of this, the Mor¬ 
gan dollars with prooflike characteristics have "fallen between the cracks” both in market 
price and in demand. Perhaps the National Silver Dollar Roundtable or some other well- 
intentioned group should seize the bull by the horns and set about rectifying the situa¬ 
tion. In the meantime, we strongly advise that potential buyers examine coins before bid¬ 
ding and make their own determinations. There are some very nice prooflike coins out 
there, but sometimes it is difficult to know exactly what they are like from printed de¬ 
scriptions! 

Notably Excellent 1893-CC Dollar 


1320 1893-CC MS-64 (PCGS). A notably excellent specimen with sharp 
striking, full mint frost, and sparkling brilliance. As the buyer of 
Carson City dollars knows, the 1893-CC is the most egregious in 
terms of severe bagmarks being on the vast majority of specimens. 
For this reason, 1893-CC dollars even at the MS-63 level are quite 
difficult to locate. At the MS-64 level the term rare has true signifi¬ 
cance. Add to that the aesthetic appeal of the present piece, and 
you have a winner. 


Rare 1895-0 $1 


1321 1895-0 MS-61 (ANACS Cache). An exceptionally frosty specimen 

with mottled golden and gray toning. Well struck for the issue and 
very desirable. Only 450,000 business strikes were produced. In 
Mint State this is one of the rarest Morgan dollars. 


1322 1896-0 MS-62 (PCGS). Sharply struck with sating lustre and a 
pleasing nuance of golden coloration. 

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1323 1899-0 MS-66. Frosty with just a faint nuance of golden toning on 
both surfaces. An outstanding candidate for a New Orleans Mint 
type set. 


1324 1900-0 MS-66, prooflike. Sharply struck with frosty devices and 
nicely reflective Fields. Both surfaces exhibit blushes of delicate 
pastel iridescence in hues of gold and gray. A tiny planchet lamina¬ 
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1325 1901 Proof-64 (PCGS). Beautifully toned in mottled hues of 
golden brown, gunmetal-blue, and maroon. A scant 813 Proof dol¬ 
lars were coined during the year. Important as one of the most 
desired dates in the series. 


Impressive 1921 Morgan $1 



1326 1921 Morgan. Proof-64 or MS-64, prooflike. A lovely specimen 

having sharp frosty devices and nicely reflective fields. The sur¬ 
faces are toned in vivid intermingled hues of coppery gold, ma¬ 
roon, sea green, and blue. 

This piece shows the die characteristics of the so-called 
“Zerbe” Proof strikings. Among these characteristics is a die 
scratch from the left serif of the second U in UNUM to the rim, 
and a series of horizontal die file marks in the ribbon bows. 

A splendid opportunity for the Morgan dollar specialist! 



1327 1921-S MS-65. Light golden toning. The obverse field has a texture 
intermediate between satiny and prooflike. The reverse is frosty. 
Quite scarce this nicely preserved. 



1328 1924 MS-66 (NGC). Frosty with just a whisper of golden irides¬ 
cence on mostly brilliant surfaces. Outstanding both technically 
and aesthetically. 




1329 1924-S MS-65/64. A nicely struck piece with satiny, lustrous sur¬ 
faces, overlaid with lightly mottled golden and iridescent toning. 
An item the connoisseur will appreciate. 

Gem MS-65 1927-S $1 




1330 1927-S MS-65. Pale golden gray toning enhances the frosty devices 
and satiny fields. The 1927-S is rarely offered in this lofty state of 
preservation. A prize for the connoisseur of quality. 


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1331 1928 MS-65 (INS). We agree with the grade MS-65 in the present 

instance. Brilliant and lustrous with just a whisper of natural ton¬ 
ing. 

The 1928 is the most famous Peace dollar of its immediate date range, primarily due 
to its having the lowest mintage of its era—just 360,649 pieces. In 1928 the Treasury De¬ 
partment announced that these coins were being struck only for cornerstone and cer¬ 
emonial purposes, which gave them a special aura. Collectors desiring them in the year 
of issue were apt to find none available. Later, the Treasury Department released the 
pieces in quantity, and it became evident that what the Treasury had meant to say was, in 
effect, in 1928 there were enough Peace silver dollars around that it would not be neces¬ 
sary to release any more to banks, but if someone needed one for a ceremonial purpose, 
they could be had upon application. In due course, the pieces came out of hiding, but 
due to the low mintage they have always been on the scarce side. 



1332 1928-S MS-64 (NGC). Brilliant, satiny surfaces radiate bold cart¬ 

wheel lustre. A superb example of this desirable San Francisco is¬ 
sue. 


Outstanding 1934 Dollar 



1333 1934 MS-66. Frosty and mostly brilliant with blushes of pale gold 

and gray iridescence. Seldom available in this lofty state of preser¬ 
vation. 



1334 1934-S MS-62 (PCGS). The key date to the Peace dollar series, par¬ 
ticularly in Uncirculated grades. Attractive mint lustre glows 
warmly beneath deep gold and rose toning highlights. If a gem- 
quality example of this date is currently out of reach of your pock- 
etbook, perhaps this vividly toned coin will fill the bill. 

1335 1935 MS-65 (PCGS). From the final year of issue. A satiny gem, 
rare this nice. A frosty, brilliant obverse combines nicely with a 
lightly toned pale golden reverse. A beauty; a coin that would 
make a superb addition to your Peace dollar set. 

Trade dollars 



1336 1876 Proof-62. Type I obverse. Type II reverse. Essentially brilliant 
with just a faint suggestion of golden iridescence. The frosty mo¬ 
tifs contrast nicely with the glittering mirror fields. Only 1,150 
Proof trade dollars were coined during the year. 

1337 Quality San Francisco Mint trio: ☆ 1874-S AU-50 ☆ 1876-S AU-55, 
Type I obverse and reverse ☆ 1877-S AU-55. (Total: 3 pieces) 


Ever-Popular 1882 Trade Dollar 



1338 1882 Proof-64. Somewhat smoky gray toning is seen over mirror 
surfaces, undoubtedly a coin from an old-time collection. Just 
1,097 Proofs were struck, and no related business strikes, making 
this Proof-only date desirable from the time it was issued down to 
the present day. 


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GOLD POT.I.ARS 



1339 1851-C AU-53 (PCGS). A lustrous and very attractive specimen. 
Mostly yellow surfaces, with some pale lilac iridescence on the high 
points. Only 41,267 were struck, and numismatic researcher Dou¬ 
glas Winter estimates that no more than 40 survive in AU-50 and 
higher grades. 



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1340 1851-D AU-58. Frosty with pleasing olive-gold iridescence on both 
surfaces. Only a faint trace of friction can be seen on the high 
points. A prize for the Dahlonega Mint specialist. From a shattered 
reverse die, with evidence of clashed dies very plain. 


1341 1853 MS-63. Sharply struck, brilliant, and with “deep” frost. Every¬ 
thing you would expect in a gold dollar of this date, mint, and 
grade. Ideal for a type set. 




Impressive 1856-D Gold $1 



1342 1856-D AU-55 (PCGS). Sharply struck with brilliant surfaces and 
only the faintest indications of friction on the high points. The 
fields have a texture intermediate between satiny and prooflike. 


Only 1,460 examples were issued and it is doubtful that as many as 
12 survivors could match the quality of the piece offered here! 
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Scarce 1858-D Gold Dollar 



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1343 1858-D EF-40. Bright yellow gold. Somewhat irregularly struck, a 

noted characteristic of all authentic 1858-D gold dollars. A desir¬ 
able Dahlonega issue, one of just 3,477 minted. The amount of 
surviving specimens is considerably smaller than that figure. An 
important opportunity for the gold dollar specialist. 


Quarter each fs 

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Desirable 1807 Quarter Eagle 



1344 1858-S EF-45 (ANACS Cache). Most of the original mint lustre still 
survives despite brief circulation. Very attractive for the grade. 



1345 1859 MS-62. Sharp and frosty with just a whisper of olive-gold iri¬ 

descence. Very appealing from the aesthetic perspective. 


1346 



1860-S AU-55. Somewhat prooflike. 

In terms of availability the 1860-S is considerably scarcer than the mintage indicates. 
One reason for this is that the pieces were released into circulation on the West Coast 
and circulated in the 1860s, at a time when gold coins did not circulate freely in the East. 
They saw hard use, and within a few years most were worn down to lower levels. Later, 
they were exported or redeemed. By the time collectors started reaching for them-and 
this was not until about 1890—specimens in the grade here offered had for the most part 
long since disappeared. 


1347 1862 MS-61. Lustrous, frosty surfaces. 




1348 1882 MS-62, prooflike. Fully brilliant and sharply struck. The de¬ 

vices are frosty and the fields are deeply reflective. Outstanding 
eye appeal for the grade. Only 5,125 gold dollars were produced 
during the year. 



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1350 1807 Breen-1. VF-35. Pale olive-gold toning with wisps of frosty 
mint lustre still surviving around the stars, letters, and numerals. 
Close examination reveals a tiny obverse rim nick at 1:00. A nice 
candidate for inclusion in an advanced 19th-century gold type set. 



1351 1834 Classic Head. Breen-6138. MS-61 PL (ANACS Cache). The 

variety described by Walter Breen in his Encyclopedia as “Small 
Head, Large Arrowheads.” Fully brilliant with frosty devices and 
beautifully contrasting mirror fields. The presently offered ex¬ 
ample is made distinctive by the presence of two mint-caused ar¬ 
eas of planchet granularity visible under the 12th and 13th stars. 

In recent years high-grade Classic Head quarter eagles have be¬ 
come increasingly appreciated by the numismatic fraternity, and 
prooflike specimens such as this are especially desirable. 



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1352 1839-D EF-40 (PCGS). Olive-gold iridescence, with traces of origi¬ 
nal frosty lustre still surviving around the stars, numerals, and let¬ 
ters. The 1839-D is notable as the only Classic Head $2.50 struck at 
the Dahlonega Mint. It is probable that no more than 1% of the 
original mintage of 13,674 pieces survive in all grades. 


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1349 1883 MS-63, prooflike. A glittering specimen which has just about 

every aspect of a full Proof, except that the border denticles are 
not as sharp as on a Proof. A splendid specimen of this late date. 
Part of a low overall mintage of just 10,800 coins. 


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Lustrous 1839-0 Quarter Eagle 



1353 1839-0 MS-63 (PCGS). Sharply struck and very lustrous. Impor¬ 
tant for three reasons: (1) The first New Orleans Mint coin of the 
Classic Head design. (2) The only New Orleans Mint quarter eagle 
of the Classic Head design. (3) A low-mintage issue. 



1354 1845-D EF-45. A scarce date, considered a rarity in grades above 
EF-40. Bright yellow surfaces with generous amounts of original 
mint lustre in evidence. One of just 19,460 pieces minted. 


Impressive 1846-D $2.50 



1355 1846-D AU-50. Brilliant and attractive with considerable prooflike 
character. Most design features show bold definition including the 
obverse stars all of which show their radials. Although 19,303 were 
originally coined, it is doubtful that more than a tiny fraction of 
1% have survived above the EF-45 level. Indeed, researcher David 
Akers was able to account for only 15 auction appearances of 
specimens grading AU or better in a survey of more than 200 ma¬ 
jor sales. 




1875 Classic Rarity 



1359 1875 VF-30 (PCGS). A very sharp and quite attractive example of 
one of the great rarities in the quarter eagle series, one of just 400 
business strikes minted. Indeed, of all 19th-century American 
coins, this has one of the lowest production figures. The specialist 
will want to compete strongly for this one, knowing that a long 
time may elapse before another opportunity to acquire an attrac¬ 
tive example at this grade level or even close to it presents itself. 


1360 1878 MS-61. An attractive example exhibiting considerable 
prooflike character. Close inspection under magnification reveals 
some faint hairlines. Possibly lightly brushed long ago. 



1361 1878-S MS-63 (PCGS). A sharply struck, brilliant, lustrous little 

cameo. A few copper toning areas are in evidence, particularly on 
the reverse. One of the nicest examples we have handled. The 
1878-S is relatively available in lower grades, but it becomes a rar¬ 
ity in Mint State, especially in higher level of Mint State such as 
this. 



1362 1893 MS-62/64. Sharply struck and fully lustrous. A faint hairline 
scratch on Miss Liberty’s cheek is about all that keeps this piece 
out of the gem category. 

Gem 1898 Quarter Eagle 


1356 1847-C Value of F-15, but actually EF-40 but with some tooling 
around the date and in certain other areas. A coin that should be 
inspected prior to bidding. 

1357 1847-0 EF-40. Lightly polished long ago, and still mostly brilliant. 
Only a sihall proportion of the survivors seen are above the VF 
grade level. 



1358 1850-C EF-40. A few marks are seen here and there, including a 
small area of roughness near ED of UNITED, but overall the piece 
is very attractive. Yellow gold as is characteristic of coins struck at 
the Charlotte Mint. 



1363 1898 MS-65. A frosty golden gem from a business strike mintage 
of 24,000 pieces. Rich golden toning highlights and boldly ren¬ 
dered design elements. Satiny surfaces display an abundance of 
frosty golden cartwheel lustre. It is doubtful that more than a small 
handful of pieces from this year would exceed the overall quality 
offered herein. 

1364 1902 Value of MS-62 or so, but better described as MS-64 but with 
some traces of filing or smoothing on the rim. Lustrous and bril¬ 
liant, with the aforesaid smoothing on the rim not visible except 
under very close examination. 


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Important 1908 Proof $2.50 



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1365 1908 Proof-62 (PCGS). Sharply struck with warm olive-brown ton¬ 

ing as is characteristic of the Matte Proofs of this date. Only 236 
quarter eagles were minted in the Proof format during the year, 
and it is probable that many of these were later spent by their origi¬ 
nal owners. 




1366 1912 MS-63. Brilliant and lustrous. A lovely example suitable for 
inclusion in a high-quality 20th-century type set. 




1367 1915 MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous and attractive. Ideal for a type set or 
specialized collection. 




1368 1915 MS-63 (PCGS). Another. 




1369 1926 MS-64. A very attractive example of one of the later dates of 
the denomination. 

It may come as a surprise to learn that toward the end of the 1920s, the quarter eagle, 
which was still being minted, typically sold at a premium at banks, a small one to be sure, 
but a premium nonetheless. When gold coins were recalled by the government in 1933, 
quarter eagles were specifically exempted, as it was felt that all quarter eagles had signifi¬ 
cant numismatic value. 



1370 1926 MS-63 (NGC). Lustrous and untoned with bold detail defini¬ 
tion. Very appealing from the aesthetic perspective. 



1371 1929 MS-63 (NGC). Last year of issue of the denomination. Tiny 

toning spot on headdress. 



1372 1929 MS-63. Frosty and mostly brilliant. This piece has a tiny spot 
at the top of the Indian’s headdress. 


Three-Dollar Gold Pieces 

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1373 1857 AU-55. Brilliant and sharply struck. The surfaces show only 
the faintest evidence of circulation, and the reverse exhibits con¬ 
siderable prooflike character. Magnification reveals some tiny 
scratches to the right of the 3 in the denomination. Only a small 
proportion of surviving specimens are this nicely preserved. Most 
examples seen are in the VF to EF range. 



1374 1867 EF-45. Brilliant surfaces with wisps of original mirrorlike bril¬ 
liance around the letters, numerals and central devices. Only 2,650 
three-dollar gold pieces were struck during the year. 


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Uncirculated 1878 $3 



1375 1878 MS-62, lightly brushed. A lustrous, Uncirculated example of 
this popular date. Surfaces lighdy brushed long ago, faint hairlines 
visible when viewed in the proper light. All things considered, a 
thoroughly acceptable representative for a quality type collection. 

Mint State 1878 $3 



1376 1878 MS-61 (PCGS). Deeply frosty and lustrous, as is usually the 
case with $3 pieces of this date. Ideal for a type set. 




1377 1881 EF-45. Brilliant surfaces. Only 554 examples were produced, 
the lowest regular mintage in the series. 


1378 1882 AU-50. Breen-6396. Traces of an extraneous “high 2” can be 
seen beneath the final numeral in the date. Wisps of original mir¬ 
ror brilliance can be seen in the protected areas of both surfaces. 



ZD ©LILA ill sj 


DOIlLA 
. 1886 


Choice Proof 1889 $3 


1379 1889 Proof-63. A beautiful example having sharp frosty devices 

and glittering mirror fields. Notable for having a scant mintage of 


just 2,429 pieces, a figure which includes just 129 Proofs. Three- 
dollar gold pieces were coined for the final time in this year. 


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Half Eagles 


Lustrous 1809/8 $5 



1380 1809 8 Overdate. Breen-1. AU-53 (PCGS). Frosty and attractive 
with just a faint suggestion of olive-gold iridescence. Almost all 
design features are defined to full advantage including the obverse 
stars, each of which show their radials. A small mark by the second 
obverse star should enable the next owner to identify this piece at 
any point in the future. 


Proof 1834 Classic Head $5 



1381 1834 Classic Head. Proof-62 (NGC). First Head. Plain 4. Breen II- 

4. A splendid aesthetically appealing example. The design ele¬ 
ments are frosty and the fields are glittering mirrors. Walter 
Breen, in his monograph on U.S. Proof coins, enumerates just two 
examples from these dies and addsr at least two others seen, one 
impaired.” 

The presently offered piece is from the same dies as the speci¬ 
men in the celebrated King of Siam Proof set. Significantly, NGC 
has certified just two Proof Classic Head half eagles, both dated 
1834. The other specimen grades Proof-63. 



1382 1838-C VP-30 (PCGS). Attractive for the grade with wisps of origi¬ 
nal mint lustre surviving in the protected areas. Only 17,179 were 
minted, and researcher Douglas Winter estimates that only about 
75 survive in all grades. The issue is particularly notable as the only 
Classic Head $5 struck at the Charlotte Mint. 


High-Grade 1838-D $5 



1383 1838-D AU-55 (PCGS). Pale olive-gold toning with wisps of pink 
iridescence at the obverse rim. Traces of original mint lustre can 
be seen around the stars, numerals, and letters. The 1838-D is 
higfdy prized by collectors because of its status as the only Classic 
Head half eagle issue coined at the Dahlonega Mint. 


Rare 1838-D $5 



1384 1838-D EF-45 (PCI). An interesting and important example of the 
$5 denomination, significant as the first and only Dahlonega Mint 
issue among Classic Head half eagles and, further^s the second 
lowest mintage issue of the type. 





1385 1843-D EF-40. Brilliant surfaces with wisps of original mint lustre 
still surviving around the stars, letters, and numerals. Worth a gen¬ 
erous bid. 



1386 1844-0 EF-40 (PCGS). Microscopic granularity. Possibly rescued 
from a treasure ship, but we will never know. 




1387 1846-C EF-45. Lightly cleaned, but not unattractively so. Consid¬ 
ered very rare in all grades. Struck from bright yellow “Carolina 
gold.” Strong design details remain for the grade. A fairly pleasing 
coin overall. Just 12,995 examples of this date were struck. 


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1388 1846-D/D. VF-35 (PCGS). An attractive piece having microscopi¬ 
cally porous surfaces, indicating that it may have come from a trea¬ 
sure wreck. PCGS has made no notice of this on the slab, thereby 
suggesting that this feature has little, if any, impact on the value. 

The presently offered specimen has two marks in the reverse 
field, one beneath OF and another beneath the lowest arrow. 

The reverse mint mark is spectacularly double punched. The original mintmark was 
punched far too high and was imbedded about 1/3 into the branch, after which another 
mintmark was punched below it. 



1389 1847-C VF-35. A few tiny marks are visible under magnification to 
the upper right of U in UNITED on the reverse, and some marks 
are seen in the fields, not unusual for the grade. Scarce and desir¬ 
able Charlotte issue. 


High-Quality 1847-D $5 



1390 1847-D AU-58 to MS-60. Brilliant and lustrous. A hint of rubbing 
on the high points is all that stands between the assigned grade 
and an even higher grade level. Highly reflective surfaces display 
outstanding golden cartwheel lustre. Bid liberally to add this de¬ 
lightful Dahlonega half eagle to your type collection. 


Lustrous 1852-C Half Eagle 



1391 1852-C AU-58 to MS-60. Reflective fields and frosty devices exhibit 

bright yellow cartwheel lustre. One of the more available dates 
(72,574 pieces struck), yet very scarce at this grade level. Indeed, just 
a few Uncirculated specimens of this date are known. 



1392 1855-0 VF-35. Hie scarcest half eagle of the year, handily outrank¬ 
ing the Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, and San Francisco is¬ 
sues by a factor of two to one or more. 


Outstanding 1865-S $5 

Among the Finest Known 



1393 1865-S AU-50. An impressive example of this elusive and desirable 
issue. Most of Miss Liberty’s hair details are boldly defined and all 
of the obverse stars exhibit their radials. On the reverse the eagle’s 
feathers are nicely delineated. Although some 27,612 were 
minted, comparatively few have survived in the cabinets of collec¬ 
tors, and most of these are in VF and lower grades. Significantly, 
researcher David Akers was able to account for just three auction 
appearances of specimens grading EF in his book on U.S. half 
eagles, and remarks that he did ‘‘not know of a specimen that 
would grade better than EF.” A prize certain to enhance virtually 
any half eagle collection. 



1394 1872 AU-50. Surfaces lightly brushed. Sharply struck with frosty 
devices and mirrorlike fields. Only 1,690 half eagles were coined at 
the Philadelphia Mint during the year, and it is doubtful that as 
many as 20 business strikes could be traced above the EF-45 grade 
level. A prize for the collector who appreciates rarities in the U.S. 
gold series. 

Seldom-Seen 1878-CC $5 



1395 1878-CC EF-40. Attractive yellow gold. A nice example, for the 
grade, of one of the scarcest Carson City gold coins of the era; just 
9,054 were minted. 


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1396 1882-S MS-63 (PCGS). Deeply frosty and brilliant with gorgeous 
surfaces, lightly rose toned. A magnificent example of the date, 
mintmark, and grade. Common in lower grades but decidedly elu¬ 
sive at the MS-63 level. 



1400 1900 MS-63. Frosty and attractive with just a faint nuance of olive- 
gold iridescence. Most of the central design details are boldly de¬ 
fined. 


Gem Proof-64 1883 $5 



1397 1883 Proof-64 Cameo (NGC). A splendid gem example having 
needle-sharp cameo devices and beautifully contrasting deep mir¬ 
ror fields. A few tiny toning spots on the obverse make this speci¬ 
men immediately identifiable. Significantly, NGC has certified 
only two submissions of Proof 1883 half eagles, both as Proof-64. 
PCGS has certified five submissions, a figure which includes just 
two as Proof-64, with none finer. 


High-Grade 1888-S $5 


1398 1888-S MS-60. Brilliant and fully lustrous. Most of the central de¬ 
sign features show bold definition including the details of Miss 
Liberty’s hair and the eagle’s plumage. A faint line in the left ob¬ 
verse field is noted and mentioned for accuracy’s sake. Despite a 
generous mintage of 293,900 pieces, it is evident that very few 
have managed to survive in Uncirculated grade. Noted researcher 
David Akers writes that the issue is “surprisingly rare in strictly 
Uncirculated condition. He was able to account for just three auc¬ 
tion appearances of Uncirculated examples in a survey of more 
than 300 major auction sales. A prize for the alert and knowledge¬ 
able specialist. 


Gem 1908-S Half Eagle 



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1401 1908-S MS-64 to 65. Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. Out 

standing both technically and aesthetically. A prize for the numis¬ 
matic connoisseur. 


1402 1915 MS-63. Brilliant and lustrous. A lovely example in an NCI 
slab as “MS-63/63.” 







1399 1890-CC MS-62. Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. A lovely 

example of this scarce Carson City Mint issue. 


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Eagles 


Sharp 1801 Eagle 


Classic 1798/7 Rarity 

Stars 9X4 



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1403 1798/7 Overdate. Stars arranged nine left and four right. Breen- 

1A. EF-40 (PCGS). Pale yellow gold surfaces. A desirable example 
of a classic rarity among early $ 10 issues, an area of American coin¬ 
age in which no variety is truly common, and which most are sig¬ 
nificantly rare. According to the Guide Book of United States Coins, 
only 900 pieces were struck. Relatively few survive today. Just 18 to 
20 known according to Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia. A highly im¬ 
portant example to acquire this issue. 




1404 1801 B-2B. EF-45. Fully brilliant with much satiny mint lustre sur¬ 
viving in the protected areas, especially on the reverse. An edge 
bump is present at 2:30 on the obverse and corresponding part 
of the reverse as illustrated. A popular and eagerly sought design 
type. 


Mint State 1804 Eagle 



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1405 1804 MS-61 (PCGS). Light yellow gold surfaces. One of the finest 

examples of this date to appear on the market in recent years. 
Relatively few 1804 eagles are known. In fact, it is the scarcest date 
of the early 19th century. Only at widely spaced intervals, often 
years, does a Mint State coin cross the block. Another very impor¬ 
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1406 1850 Large Date. AU-50. Mostly brilliant with blushes of light 
golden brown and sea green iridescence. Some faint hairlines in 
the fields indicate that this piece was lightly brushed long ago. 


Uncirculated 1853 $10 


1407 1853 MS-62. Brilliant and frosty with bold detail definition in the 
central areas. The 1853 is quite elusive in MS-60 or better grade. 
Only a handful of pieces described as Uncirculated have been of¬ 
fered at auction over the years, and some of these were described 
as having "rubs” or “friction,” and hence many would probably be 
called AU if graded by today’s standards. Housed in an INGS 
holder as MS-63. 


Rare MS-60 1853 $10 


High-Grade 1866-S No Motto $10 

One of the Finest Specimens Known 



1410 1866-S No Motto. AU-50. Bright and attractive. Miss Liberty’s hair 
details are sharp and the eagle’s plumage is boldly and deeply de¬ 
fined. Some faint hairlines in the fields are indicative of a light 
cleaning long ago. The 1866-S No Motto $10 is elusive in all 
grades, and prohibitively rare this nicely preserved. When David 
Akers wrote his book on eagles he was able to account for just 18 
auction appearances of examples in all grades, the finest of which 
were listed at the EF level. The presently offered specimen ranks 
among the finest known, and may indeed be the finest known of 
the variety. 






1408 1853 MS-60. Lustrous and untoned. Although more than 200,000 
were coined, only a few were set aside at the time of issue. Rare 
and desirable. 


Impressive 1863-S $10 



1409 1863-S LI -40 (PCGS). Mostly brilliant with traces of original mint 

lustre surviving around the stars, letters, and numerals. The issue 
is very elusive in all grades; indeed, researcher David Akers has 
written: “Of the few specimens I have seen, almost all were only 
Fine to VF. A few reached the EF level but none were better.” 


1411 1876 Proof-55 (PCGS). A classic rarity in the U.S. gold series. Only 

732 eagles were coined at the Philadelphia Mint during the year, 
and survivors are eagerly sought in all grades. 

The presently offered piece is boldly struck and mostly brilliant 
with much of the original mirror surface still surviving. 

During the 19th century and the first part of the 20th century Proof gold coins often 
commanded only small premiums above face value. Hence a collector who lost interest 
in numismatics or needed ready cash would sometimes spend his Proofs. Consequently, 
Pi oof gold issues are often much scarcer than the published mintage figures indicate. 




1412 1878-S EF-40 (PCGS). Mostly brilliant with some faint blushes of 
coppery gold iridescence. Traces of mirrorlike surface can be seen 
in the protected areas. Much scarcer that the mintage of 26,100 
pieces indicates. 


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1413 1893 MS-62. Brilliant Uncirculated with lustrous frosty fields. 
Common in lower grades, scarce so fine. 



1414 1901 MS-65. Satiny, lustrous surfaces. A few rim marks are noted 
and would not be seen in a holder or slab. Although 1901 is not a 
rare date, most examples coming on the market are significantly 
lower in grade than the one offered here. 



1415 1901 MS-64 (PCGS). A lustrous gem specimen. 



1416 1901 MS-64 (PCGS). Another beautiful gem. 

We urge prospective bidders to consider our One Lot Only Option explained under 
our Terms of Sale. In that way you can bid on both examples of the MS-64 1901 $10 and 
be assured of receiving no more than a single coin. This increases your chance of success. 


1417 1901 MS-63 (PCGS). 



1418 1903-S MS-63. Sharply struck and brilliant. The devices are frosty 
and the fields satiny. Worth a generous bid. 


Important Indian 1907 $10 

Variety With Periods and Wire Rim 


1419 1907 Saint-Gaudens Indian Head. Wire Rim. Periods after re¬ 
verse legends. MS-61 (PCGS). A lovely olive-gold specimen of one 
of the most desirable issues of the 20th century. 

The detailed story, including many illustrations and excerpts from original correspon¬ 
dence, of the development of the 1907 eagle by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, America's most 
noted sculptor is told in United States Gold Coins: An Illustrated History. Briefly stated here, 
Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 contacted Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who at the time was 
pre-eminent in his field, and asked him if he would redesign the entire American coin¬ 
age. Roosevelt had seen some ancient Greek coins and had been impressed with their 
high relief appearance. To him, contemporary American issues were simply uninterest¬ 
ing tokens. 

Saint-Gaudens responded (an offer of $5,000 from the government helped), and he set 
about sketching his ideas. The obverse design used on the presently offered coin was sug¬ 
gested for use on the cent and, later, the double eagle, but finally appeared on the eagle. 
The facial features were from Victory, part of the Sherman Monument group made for 
Central Park, New York City, 1903. The headdress is an added feature to give it a “native 
American” appearance. 

• The initial eagle design, the piece offered here, is technically considered a pattern and 
is listed asJudd-1774. 500 examples were struck to determine the design. The wire rim or 
edge was found to be impractical and was abandoned. 

For many years numismatists have been debating whether top-grade specimens should 
be classified as “Proof' or “Uncirculated." The Guide Book of United States Coins prices 
coins in both grades. All specimens are from unfinished dies which show under low mag¬ 
nification a myriad of raised lines, loops, and swirls. Abe Kosoff has written that “all 
specimens from this die are Proofs.. . .there are no Uncirculated coins." Others with 
equal conviction have divided them into Uncirculated and Proof classifications, possibly 
not having two different specimens on hand at a single time to verify such a difference. 

Coins of the initial design are distinguished by having periods before and after the re¬ 
verse legend, a feature that was discontinued when examples were subsequently minted 
in large quantities for circulation. 





1420 1913-S AU-53 (PCGS). Nearly full original mint lustre is still seen. 



1421 1926 MS-64. Sharply struck and frosty with some blushes and 

splashes of natural iridescence. A gem example certain to high¬ 
light a 20th-century gold type set or date collection. 


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Classic 1930-S Eagle 

Delightful MS-64 Example 



1422 1930-S MS-64. Frosty and attractive with blushes of intermingled 
pink and olive-gold iridescence. The 1930-S is an important and 
eagerly sought rarity. Typically only a few examples cross the auc¬ 
tion block during the course of a year, and these are always 


greeted with spirited bidding competition. A prize for the ad¬ 
vanced specialist. It is thought that nearly the entire mintage of 
96,000 pieces was melted after 1933, and that fewer than 100 ex¬ 
amples currently exist in all grades. 


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This remarkable photograph shows freshly-minted coins stored at the San Francisco Mint in 1930. In the corner are piled 
192 bags, 500 coins per bag, each labeled: “S.F. Mint, $5000, EAGLES, 1930.' Presumably this golden repository 
comprised the entire published mintage of 96,000 1930-S $10 pieces! It is believed that nearly all of these went to the 
melting pot after 1933, for today, 1930-S is recognized as an extremely rare variety. (Bureau of the Mint, published in 
Q. David Bowers’ U.S. Gold Coins: An Illustrated History.) 


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Double Eagles 


Mint State 1854-S $20 


1423 1854-S MS-61 or better. Possibly technically MS-65 or better, but 
with ultraminute porosity This piece, which has a tracery of die 
breaks on the obverse and reverse, appears to be from a group of 
double eagles which is said to have been discovered on the West 
Coast about 20 or so years ago. In endeavoring to track down the 
source of a hoard which probably ran to several dozen pieces, all 
dated 1854-S, the cataloguer was told that they were secreted be¬ 
tween the wooden studs of a building in San Francisco, which 
when torn down revealed the pieces. However, they could have 
been taken from a treasure ship, thus giving the coin some seawa¬ 
ter porosity. 

The striking is absolutely exquisite - needle-sharp in all details - 
indeed, almost unbelievably so. The fields are lightly satiny lus¬ 
trous. An important opportunity for the advanced collector and 
connoisseur. 


Uncirculated 1855-S $20 


1424 1855-S MS-62. A lustrous golden specimen from the second year 
of San Francisco coinage. Scarce as a date, and quite rare in Uncir¬ 
culated grades. Early No Motto double eagles are infrequently of¬ 
fered at this grade level, and interested collectors are urged to bid 
accordingly. Equal in quality to the Eliasberg specimen. 

PCGS has certified just two specimens of this date in Uncirculated grades, both MS-62, 
a figure that verifies the rarity of this date. 



1425 1857 AU-58. Brilliant and lustrous with just a faint indication of 
friction on the obverse. The reverse if graded separately would 


probably be regarded as MS-60 or better by many numismatists. 
Most of the design features show bold definition including the de¬ 
tails of Miss Liberty’s hair, the eagle’s plumage, and the obverse 
stars. Although more than 400,000 were originally produced, it 
appears that the survival of examples in high grades was largely a 
matter of chance. It is doubtful that as many as 20 or 30 examples 
could be traced that could match the quality of the piece offered 
here. 


Gem MS-64 1857-S $20 


1426 1857-S MS-64 (NGC). Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. A 
splendid example of the issue, and one of the finest we have had 
the opportunity to examine over the years. The motifs are sharp 
and the fields are smooth and frosty. Notably, this is the finest 
specimen certified by either of the major grading services. 


1427 1860-S AU-58 to MS-60. Most original mint lustre still survives. A 
high-grade coin which saw very little circulation, possibly none 
hand to hand, but perhaps entirely in a bag with its brethren. 
Scarce in this grade. 


1428 1866 AU-55 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous with just minor fric¬ 
tion, mostly on the obverse. Not easy to find in the upper echelons 
of preservation. 












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Extremely Rare Proof 1871 $20 




1429 1871 Proof-60/62. Fully brilliant, with a few handling marks and 
minor scratches on the obverse. The devices are exceedingly sharp 
and the fields are very nearly as reflective as the day of issue. Only 
30 Proofs were struck, and the majority of these were almost cer¬ 
tainly melted long ago. Walter Breen was able to account for just 
five examples in his book on U.S. Proof coins, and of these, two 
are permanently impounded in major museum collections. Once 


the presently offered piece crosses the auction block, it may be 
years before another becomes available! 

The rarity of 19th-century Proof double eagles is not surprising. It is known that dur¬ 
ing this period numerous gold pieces, possibly including Proof double eagles, were pre¬ 
sented as birthday or Christmas gifts, and that many of these were soon thereafter spent 
by their unappreciative owners. It has been claimed that other Proof double eagles were 
given in payment to church ministers for conducting marriage ceremonies. Most of 
these, too, probably ended up in the channels of commerce. Others were probably spent 
by collectors who needed ready cash or who had lost interest in coins. 


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1430 1871 MS-63 (NGC). A lustrous, frosty example of this important 
condition rarity. Although some 80,150 were originally coined, 
comparatively few have survived in any grade. Uncirculated ex¬ 
amples are extremely rare. David Akers was able to account for 


just five appearances of Mint State specimens in a survey of more 
than 300 major auction sale catalogues, and it is probab.le that not 
all of these would pass the MS-60 barrier by 1993 standards. A 
prize for the advanced gold specialist. 


Outstanding 1871 $20 

Among the Finest Known 



1431 1873 Open 3. MS-61 (NGC). Some prooflike surface. With quite a 
few bagmarks which are accentuated by the prooflike surface, but 
equal to prevailing interpretations for this prooflike grade (per the 
PCGS notations). 

1432 Pair of double eagles coined at western mints: ☆ 1874-CC VF-20, 
with traces of mirrorlike brilliance in the protected areas ☆ 1902-S 
EF-45. (Total: 2 pieces) 


1433 1875 AU-58 to MS-60. Brilliant and lustrous with a small driftmark 
hidden in the sunburst over the eagle’s head. 

1434 1877-CC AU-55. Sharply struck with frosty devices and satiny 
fields. Some scarcely noticeable hairlines on the surfaces are in¬ 
dicative of a light cleaning long ago. Traces of rubbing can be seen 
by the first two obverse stars. 

1435 1878-S MS-60 to 63. Lustrous and attractive with sharp frosty de¬ 
vices and satiny fields. Close examination reveals some scarcely 
noticeable hairlines on both surfaces. Very scarce this nicely pre¬ 
served. 


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1882 “Golden Anniversary” $20 




EDW ARD AND 

sarah wgjgsmmm 

BY THEIR‘SDN ‘EDWARD 
i 'MS WIFE ANNA J.T' 

AND* GRANDCHILDREN _ 

^X^KLIZAKETH S . ,MAKY T.U 

/ - and A 



1436 1882 Proof-63 obverse, reverse engraved. The obverse is sharply 
struck with frosty design elements and glittering mirror fields as 
made. The reverse was polished down and skillfully engraved into 
a wedding anniversary medal as illustrated. The surnames of all 
the parties mentioned on the medal were effaced long ago, evi¬ 


dently to protect their identities. This is the first instance that we 
can recall in which a Proof double eagle was employed to make a 
medal. Certainly worth a generous bid from the numismatist who 
appreciates unusual curiosities and conversation pieces. 


Mint State 1893-CC Double Eagle 



1437 1893-CC MS-63/64. Obverse very lightly brushed, as seen when 
the coin is held at a certain angle to the light. Reverse superb. A 
piece which came from an old-time holding and which has not 
been on the market for many decades, indeed if ever. Last year of 
coinage at the Carson City Mint. 


Prooflike 1899-S $20 



1438 1899-S MS-63, prooflike. The frosty devices beautifully complc 
ment the glittering mirror fields. A handsome display certain to 
delight the advanced double eagle specialist. 


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Finest PCGS Certified 1905 Double Eagle 



1439 1905 MS-63 (PCGS). A lustrous, frosty business strike specimen, 
the finest certified by PCGS, with the runner-up being MS-62. An 
exceedingly rare coin at this grade level, a piece which may repre¬ 
sent the proverbial once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The aware 
buyer will realize that in this grade the MS-63 double eagle is at 
least two or three dozen times rarer than a Proof 1905 in Proof-63 
or better grade! 

The rarity of the 1905 double eagle in this grade is explained by the low business strike 



mintage of just 58,919 coins, in contrast, for example, to over six million the year before. 
In addition to business strikes, 92 Proofs were struck. At the time, collecting business 
strike double eagles of the Philadelphia Mint was not pursued by any numismatist of 
whom we are aware. Collectors desiring an example would simply acquire a Proof. Be¬ 
cause of this Mint State pieces drifted into circulation where they rapidly acquired marks 
and evidence of wear. 

As the years went by, we realized that the 1905 double eagle in Mint State was rare, as 
we have not been able to fill a prime want list seeking one. However, not until the PCGS 
Population Report began publication a number of years ago was the rarity as apparent as it 
is now. 



1440 1906-D MS-63. Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. Nice in 

every way. Double eagles were coined at the Denver Mint for 
the first time in this year. 


1441 1907-D MS-63. Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. Nice in every 

way. Housed in an INS holder as MS-64. Liberty Head $20 pieces 
were coined at the Denver Mint only in the years 1906 and 1907. 


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Rare Proof MCMYII High Relief $20 



1442 1907 MCMVII Saint-Gaudens High Relief. Proof-62 (NGC). A 

wonderful strike, with all design details delineated, including indi¬ 
vidual columns in the capitol in the background, laurel leaves, 
Liberty’s hair, and the eagle’s breast and wing feathers. An out¬ 
standing opportunity to acquire a Proof example of this ever- 
popular issue, one which should not be overlooked. 

The story of the production of this issue is well known, but it bears repeating. In the 
early years of His presidency, Theodore Roosevelt visited the Smithsonian Institution and 
was impressed with the “sculptured appearance" of classical Greek coins on display 
there. Contemplating current American pieces, he felt that the designs were “mere to¬ 
kens” in comparison. President Roosevelt then offered a stipend to Augustus Saint- 



Gaudens who worked in his studio in Cornish, New Hampshire (now a National Historic 
site opened to the public). Saint-Gaudens, a well-known sculptor, undertook to redesign 
the entire American coinage spectrum from the cent through the double eagle. As it 
turned out, the artist was in failing health and by the time of his death in the summer of 
1907 only the $10 and $20 designs had been completed. 

The $20 motif, as offered here, bears on the obverse a depiction of Miss Liberty as 
taken from the Sherman Victory Monument completed in 1903 and installed in New 
York City on the eastern corner of Central Park South, where it can be seen today oppo¬ 
site the Plaza Hotel. The reverse design was adapted from the 1857 Flying Eagle cent, an 
earlier motif which Saint-Gaudens considered to be the finest ever used on circulating 
coinage up to that time. Adding a classic touch, the artist expressed the date in Roman 
numerals as MCMVII. The coins were given a concave or dished appearance so as to per¬ 
mit the designs to be in sculptured high relief. 




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Superb MCMVII High Relief $20 


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1443 1907 MCMVII High Relief. Wire Rim. MS-64 (NGC). An out¬ 
standing example of this classic American issue, with satiny fields 
and highly attractive lustre visible on both sides. The presendy of¬ 
fered coin will be a prize in the cabinet of its new owner. The 


MCMVII High Relief $20, designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, is 
considered by many to be the most beautiful American coin ever 
made for circulation. 

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Lustrous MCMVII High Relief $20 


1444 (1907) MCMVII High Relief. Flat Rim. AU-53. Attractive and lus¬ 
trous. A nice example, for the grade, of one of the all-time favorite 
American coin designs. 


Gem MS-65 1907 $20 



1445 1907 Saint-Gaudens. Arabic Numerals. MS-65. A splendid gem 

example having sharp frosty devices and smooth satiny fields. No 
more than a tiny proportion of the surviving population could 
match this piece either technically or aesthetically. 


1446 1908 Motto. MS-64 (ANACS Cache). Brilliant, lustrous, and 
sharply struck. Nice in every way. 

1447 1924 MS-64. Brilliant and lustrous. A lovely example suitable for 
inclusion in a high-quality type set. 

1448 1924 MS-60. 



1449 1924-S AU-55. Frosty with just a faint suggestion of pale olive-goldl 
coloration. 

Many years ago the 1924-S was regarded as an extreme rarity, and only a tiny handful! 
of specimens was accounted for. As recently as 1950 it was catalogued as the “rarest of all! 
double eagles.” Since that time a quantity has been uncovered in Europe and the issue is. 
regarded as scarce, but no longer as extremely rare. 


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1450 1925-D AU-55. Brilliant and lustrous with just faint traces of fric¬ 
tion. The issue is quite scarce despite a generous original mintage 
of more than 2.9 million pieces. It is thought that the vast majority 
of examples were never distributed into the channels of com¬ 
merce, but were instead melted in the early 1930s. 


1451 1925-S EF-45. Brilliant surfaces with much original mint lustre sur¬ 

viving in the fields. Quite scarce in all grades. 


Uncirculated 1926-S $20 



1452 1926-S MS-60 to 63. A lovely lustrous Uncirculated example of this 
scarce San Francisco Mint issue. .Although more than two million 
1926-S double eagles are recorded as having been struck, the vast 
majority were stored in vaults and later melted. 



1453 1927 MS-65 (NGC). Brilliant, lustrous, and sharply struck. Nice in 
every way. Outstanding both technically and aesthetically. A prize 
for the numismatist who appreciates pieces having outstanding 
eye appeal.* 



1454 1927 MS-65. A dazzling gem example certain to delight the collec¬ 
tor who desires the finest quality available. 


Rare Uncirculated 1927-S $20 



1455 1927-S MS-61. Lustrous and attractive. A pleasing example of this 
desirable condition rarity. Seldom do more than a few Uncircu¬ 
lated specimens cross the auction block during the course of a year 
or two. The 1927-S is many hundreds of times rarer than the popu¬ 
lar 1927 Philadelphia Mint $20, and is probably more than 100 
times rarer than many other issues in the Saint-Gaudens series. 
Certain to highlight virtually any double eagle collection. 


Commemorative 
Silver Cotns 



1456 1893 Isabella quarter. MS-64. Attractive light to medium gray ton¬ 
ing over lustrous surfaces. Partial wire rim. A very nice example of 
this unusual commemorative denomination. Always popular. 



1457 1900 Lafayette dollar. MS-62 (PCGS). Brilliant surfaces toned a 
very subtle gray. Sharply defined. A very nice example of this de¬ 
nomination, the first commemorative silver dollar, and the only 
commemorative silver dollar until the 1983 Olympic series made 
its appearance decades later. 


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1458 1921 Alabama 2X2. MS-64 to 65. Splashes of light golden toning. 
Difficult to find in gem condition. An attractive specimen of this 
desirable design type. Struck with the 2X2 in the right obverse 
field, an idea meant to stimulate sales of the new issue. Just 15,014 
pieces of this type were distributed. 


Gem 1921 Alabama “Plain” 500 



1459 1921 Alabama. No 2X2 in field. MS-65. Frosty and brilliant, just a 
faint splash of champagne toning highlights. Moderately well 
struck for the issue, with much central detail evident on the re¬ 
verse eagle. Scarce and desirable this nice. 



1460 1938 Arkansas. MS-65. A satiny pale golden gem, highly lustrous 
and quite attractive overall. From a mintage ofjust 3,156 pieces. 

1461 Pair of popular Arkansas issues, each piece certified by PCGS: ☆ 
1938 MS-64. Frosty and brilliant, sharply struck ☆ 1939-S MS-64. 
Well struck, fully brilliant with hints of pale golden toning. From a 
low mintage ofjust 2,105 pieces. A nice pair. (Total: 2 pieces) 

1462 Commemorative half dollar quartette: ☆ 1936-S Bay Bridge. MS- 
64. Deep golden tones ☆ 1924 Huguenot. MS-60. Brilliant satiny 
surfaces ☆ 1926-S Oregon. MS-65. Splashes of gold and rose on 
lustrous surfaces. A dark toning spot is noted on the obverse 
above DOLLAR ☆ 1921 Pilgrim. MS-62. Frosty and brilliant. (To¬ 
tal: 4 pieces) 



1463 1935 Boone. MS-67. Sharply struck, with frosty, mattelike surfaces. 
Fully lustrous with splashes of deep gold and umber on the ob¬ 
verse surface. A lovely gem, virtually free of unattractive surface 
marks. 


Superb Gem 1925-S California 500 



1464 1925-S California Diamond Jubilee. MS-67 (FJGC). A superb 
specimen, certainly among the finest ever certified of this attrac¬ 
tive and popular issue. A Gold Rush era miner, very*well sculpted 
by designer Joseph Mora, dominates the obverse. The reverse de¬ 
picts the state icon, a grizzly bear (in a much more realistic form 
than that seen on the 1936 Bay Bridge half dollar). Mostly silver 
surfaces overlaid with mottled light gray, gold, blue, and irides¬ 
cence. All in all, a truly memorable example of this issue. 

From our sale of the George M. Polls, M.D. Collection, June 1991, Lot 
1608 . 



1465 1936-D Cincinnati. MS-66. Pearl gray surfaces with blushes and 

splashes of pale gold and tobacco brown iridescence. Far nicer 
than the vast majority of specimens encountered. 



1466 1892 Columbian. MS-65. A superb specimen, one of the nicest we | 
have seen from an aesthetic viewpoint. Fully lustrous and frosty 
fields with a hint of prooflike character are attractively toned at the ' 
borders by delicate splashes of magenta and electric blue. Pretty as# 
a picture. 


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I 1467 1892 Columbian. MS-65. Prooflike throughout the fields. Irides¬ 
cent magenta, gold, and blue toning, somewhat lighter at the cen¬ 
ters. Another deluxe example of the first United States commemo¬ 
rative half dollar. 



i 1468 1892 Columbian. MS-64/65. A sharp and brilliant specimen of 
our nation’s first commemorative half dollar coinage. Mirrorlike 
fields show off frosty design elements to their full advantage. Vari¬ 
ety with date repunched to left. Choice and attractive. 


i 1469 1892 Columbian. MS-64, prooflike. Doubling noted at the date 
and most of the reverse peripheral legends. Mirrorlike surfaces 
and well-defined design elements splashed in iridescent shades of 
violet, rose, and gold. A nice coin. 

' 1470 1893 Columbian. MS-63. Fully brilliant with splashes of pale gold 
at the rims. A nice coin for the grade. 


' 1471 1893 Columbian. MS-63. Vivid splashes of iridescent sky blue and 

rose add to the overall aesthetic appeal. 



• 1472 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary. MS-65. Brilliant Uncirculated. A 

nuance of golden toning adds to the beauty of this exceptional 
coin. 


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1473 1936 Delaware. MS-66. Lustrous, highly reflective fields splashed 
with pleasing pale iridescent shades of blue, rose, and gold. A most 
attractive piece at this grade level. 

This coin was authorized in 1936, struck in 1937, and dated 1938 on the reverse (with 
1936 (on the obverse). The anniversary was celebrated in 1938 both in Sweden and 
America. A two-kroner coin was issued in Sweden to commemorate the same event. 

1474 1936 Delaware. MS-63, prooflike. Brilliant, highly reflective fields 
lightly splashed with shades of pale gold. 

1475 1922 Grant. No Star. MS-64 to 65. Frosty pale golden surfaces. 
Designed by Laura Gardin Fraser, who also designed the com¬ 
memorative gold dollar of the same type. Choice for the grade. 

The reverse design shows a frame house in Point Pleasant, Ohio, where Ulysses S. 
Grant was born in April 1822. The earliest issues of the commemorative half dollar (as 
well as the gold dollar issue) displayed a prominent star above GRANT in the obverse 
field. The star had no particular significance, and was removed later in the mintage, cre- 
’ ating two significant designs for this type 




1476 1935 Hudson. MS-65 (PCGS). Vividly toned in muted shades of 
orange and gold. Superb cartwheel lustre. Rare at this grade level. 



1477 1924 Huguenot. MS-66 (PCGS). Lustrous mattelike surfaces 
splashed with iridescent tones of gray, gold, and rose. Designed by 
George T. Morgan of silver dollar fame. 

Although well over 2,000 specimens of this popular type have been certified bv PCGS. 
only 80 of these have achieved the lofty MS-66 grade level, and only five pieces have re¬ 
ceived a higher grade, all of these being MS-67. 



1478 1924 Huguenot. Cameo MS-65. Pale silver gray mattelike surfaces 

change to iridescent halos of sea green and blue at the borders, 
giving the entire piece a cameo-like appearance. Museum quality! 


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1479 1920 Maine. MS-66. Sharply struck and fully lustrous. This issue 
commemorates the centennial of Maine’s statehood. The noted 
engraver Anthony de Francisci prepared the models. 


1483 1921 Missouri. No 2^4 in field. MS-64 (NGC). Satiny silver gray 
centers give way to deep umber and brown toning highlights at the 
rim. A scarce and popular issue. 



1480 1934 Maryland. MS-66 (PCGS). Satiny iridescent gray surfaces 
with splashes of rose and sky blue in evidence. Sharp and lustrous, 
a beautiful gem. 

More than 2,500 specimens of this date have been graded by PCGS, including 594 ex¬ 
amples at the MS-65 level. At the MS-66 level (such as the coin offered here), the popula¬ 
tion drops precipitously to just 120 pieces. Only five examples have been graded at a 
higher level, all of these MS-67. 


Superb Missouri 2^4 500 



1481 1921 Missouri. 2^4 in field. MS-64 to 65. A brilliant and lustrous 

specimen with frosty fields lightly splashed in shades of pale gold. 
Well struck for the issue, and virtually free of the scattered marks 
that usually mar the design high points in specimens of this issue. 
A lovely gem representative of the type, worthy of strong bidder 
consideration. 

Missouri Centennial half dollar with 2*4 incuse in obverse field was struck before the 
“Plain" issue, and were made to create a special coin for collectors. 



1482 1921 Missouri 2^4. MS-63 (PCGS). Light heather toning over 

frosty surfaces. An aesthetically pleasing example, one that will fill 
the bill exactly for the discriminating buyer. 


Gem 1939-S Oregon Trail 500 



1484 1939-S Oregon Trail. MS-66 (NGC). A superb gem specimen of 
one of the most attractive (and popular) of all commemorative 
half dollar issues. Just 3,005 examples of the date were minted in 
San Francisco this year. Mosdy brilliant at the centers, with irides¬ 
cent gold and orange toning highlights at the rims. A coin for the 
connoisseur. 

Seventy examples of this date have been graded MS-66 by NGC, with just eight speci¬ 
mens graded higher. 


1485 1915-S Panama-Pacific. MS-62. A commemorative coinage col¬ 
laboration between Charles E. Barber, who designed the obverse, 
and George T. Morgan, whose stylistic American eagle dominates 
the reverse. Variety with S mintmark first punched to the right, 
partly effaced, then repunched in its normal position. Satiny sur¬ 
faces splashed in pale shades of gold. Lustrous and attractive. 

1486 1920 Pilgrim. MS-65. Pearl gray toning on satiny surfaces. A popu¬ 
lar issue designed by Cyrus E. Dallin. 

1487 1920 Pilgrim. MS-65. Brilliant, lustrous, frosty—as nice as the day it 
was made! 

1488 1920 Pilgrim. MS-65. Warmly toned in intermingled golden 
brown and lilac-gray hues. 

1489 1920 Pilgrim. MS-65. Pale champagne iridescence enhances both 
the obverse and reverse 

1490 1920 Pilgrim. MS-65. Frosty and mostly brilliant with pale golden 
toning at the rims. 


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Gem 1926 Sesquicentennial 500 


1491 1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-65. Satiny silver surfaces radiate warm 
pale golden lustre. Rare this nice. Struck in shallow relief, with 
softness of details and vulnerability to surface abrasions a conse¬ 
quence of the striking. Relatively mark-free for the issue. 

Noted numismatist B. Max Mehl had this to say about the issue: “Personally, I think it 
is one of the poorest designed and struck coins of the entire series.” Be that as it may. at 
the MS-65 grade level, this is a very desirable coin. 

1492 1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-64 (ANACS Cache). Mottled golden 
brown and maroon toning. Much scarcer in higher grades than the 
generous mintage figure indicates. 


( 1493 1926 Sesquicentennial. MS-64. Largely lustrous, with iridescent 
splashes of pastel toning on both sides. Reflective surfaces. A nice 
coin. 


' 1494 1937-S Texas. MS-67. Brilliant and lustrous. A dazzling gem ex¬ 
ample, virtually as nice as the moment it came from the dies. 

COMMEMORATIVE 

Gold Coins 

: 1495 1905 Lewis and Clark gold dollar. EF-45. Much original mint lus¬ 

tre still remaining in protected areas. 

This is the rarest of all commemorative gold dollars and is generally unappreciated in 
the market. 


Gem 1903 Louisiana Purchase Gold $1 

McKinley Portrait 


1496 1903 Louisiana Purchase gold dollar. McKinley portrait. MS-64 
(PCGS). Satiny golden surfaces. Highly lustrous and sharply 
struck. Splashes of deeper gold and olive toning highlights. A 
choice specimen. 

Gem 1903 Louisiana Purchase Gold $1 

McKinley Portrait 



(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

1497 1903 Louisiana Purchase gold dollar. McKinley portrait. MS-64 
(PCGS). A deeply struck, brilliant, and very pleasing specimen, 
one that many would probably call MS-65. An outstanding piece 
with lustrous olive-gold toning highlights. 

From our sale of the George M. Polis, M.D. Collection, June 1991, Lot 
1646. 



1498 1903 Louisiana Purchase gold dollar. McKinley portrait. MS-63 
(PCGS). Frosty and lustrous. 

1499 1916 McKinley Memorial gold dollar. MS-61, prooflike (called 
MS-63, prooflike by INS). An attractive coin. Reflective golden sur¬ 
faces. From the first year of issue (also issued in 1917). 

1500 1916 McKinley Memorial gold dollar. MS-61. Brilliant and lus¬ 
trous. A few minor marks keep this from a much higher grade. A 
pleasing coin for the budget-minded collector. 


1501 1915-S Panama-Pacific gold dollar. MS-64 (PCGS). Frosty sur¬ 

faces radiate strong cartwheel lustre. Various shades of rose and 
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PATTERNS 



1502 1853 pattern cent. Type of Judd-149 to 151. EF-45. Struck in ei¬ 

ther German silver or nickel-copper alloy (these compositions 
can’t be distinguished from one another with certainty unless spec¬ 
tral analysis is performed). Reeded edge. 57.6 grains. Diameter: 
0.709 inches. Die alignment: 180°. Cleaned long ago. A tiny mark 
by the ninth star will make this piece identifiable to the next owner 
at any point in the future. 

The obverse is that of the regular-issue 1853 quarter eagles. The 
reverse has the denomination ONE CENT centered in a laurel 
wreath. 

By 1850 regular issue cents were perceived as being inconvenient because of their 
large size. In 1853 the Mint produced some small-size pattern cents on planchets com¬ 
posed of two different formulations of German silver (a group of alloys containing cop¬ 
per, nickel, and zinc, but no silver). Other pieces were produced on planchets consisting 
of 40% nickel-60% copper alloy. Although these formulations had advantages, none of 
them was ever adopted. Instead, the Mint selected an alloy containing 12% nickel and 
88% copper, which was used to produce small cents from 1857 through part of 1864. 



1503 1854 pattern cent. J-160 or 161. Proof-63 BRN (ANACS Cache). 

Copper or bronze. The slab identifies this piece asJ-161, signifying 
bronze. Die alignment: 180°. Pleasing tobacco brown surfaces. 
Close examination reveals some scarcely noticeable flecks. 



1504 1858 pattern cent. J-212. Proof-63 (PCGS). Copper-nickel. Cen¬ 
tered Date. Die alignment: 180°. Warmly toned in intermingled 
blue, golden brown, and rose. 

A desirable transitional variety. The obverse features the popular Indian Head motif 
employed on regular-issue cents from 1859 through 1909. The reverse, sometimes re¬ 
ferred to as the “Garnished Shield” by numismatists, displays the denomination ONE 
CENT within an oak wreath. An ornate shield is at the apex of the design. 


1505 1859 transitional pattern cent. J-228. MS-64 (PCGS). Copper- 

nickel. Die alignment: about 180°. Warmly toned in intermingled 
olive-brown and coppery gold shades. The J-228 variety is popu¬ 
larly collected by Indian cent specialists because it has the regular- 
issue obverse of 1859 combined with the adopted reverse of 1860. 



1506 1859 transitional pattern cent. J-228. MS-63, (housed in an IN3 
holder as MS-65). Copper-nickel. Die alignment: about 180' 
Sharply struck and fully lustrous. Worth a generous bid! 


Gem Proof J-299 10 



1507 1863 pattern cent. J-299. Proof-66 BN (NGC). Bronze. Die align 
ment: 360°. Transitional type of 1864, and one of the most histori 
cally significant of all small cent patterns. A splendid golden 
brown example having gorgeous iridescent blue highlights. The) 
mirrorlike fields contrast beautifully with the frosty devices. Ones 
of the finest examples ever certified! Worth a premium bid frorrj 
the connoisseur of quality. 

On December 8, 1863, Mint Director Pollock wrote to Secretary of the Treasury 
Salmon Chase as follows: 

“Sir in my last annual report I recommended the disuse of nidfel in the cent coinage* 
and the substitution of the alloy lately introduced in France and England called bronze 
It is composed of copper, tin, and zinc, and makes a beautiful hhd,ductile alloy. Thi." 
change in the material of the cent is not only desirable itself, but has become a necessity 
from the advanced price of nickel (for a supply of which we are at present entirely depen 
dent upon the foreign market, paying for it in gold or its equivalent), and the great un 
certainty of procuring an adequate supply for the future from any source at a price* 
within the legal limit. . . 

"It is not proposed to change the size and devices of the cent, only the weight. The 
weight of the new coin would be 48 grains or one-tenth of an ounce troy. This will secure* 
a coin in every respect superior to the slumpy nickel!” 


1508 1863 pattern cent. J-299. Proof-65 BN (PCGS). Bronze. Die align 
ment: 360°. Chocolate brown surfaces with pale pink and blua 
highlights. Sharply struck and attractive. Close examination re 
veals some faint die polish lines on Miss Liberty’s cheek and neck 



1509 1863 pattern cent. J-299. Proof-64 BN (PCGS). Bronze. Die align 
ment: 360°. Blushes of electric blue and pink iridescence enhances 
both the obverse and reverse. Virtually all design features are asj 
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Popular 1868 Large Cent 

Rare Variety Struck in Nickel 




1510 1868 cent. Judd-610. Proof-63 (PCGS). Die alignment: about 180°. 
Although described as “nickel” in the Judd pattern book, the pres¬ 
ently offered piece has a yellowish color characteristic of the cop¬ 
per-nickel alloy used to coin Flying Eagle and early Indian cents. 

The obverse features a bust of Liberty facing left with 13 stars 
around, and the date 1868 below; the exact type used to coin Ma¬ 
ture Head large cents from 1843 to 1857. The reverse has the de¬ 
nomination ONE CENT within a laurel wreath with the legend 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around; the exact type used to 
coin U.S. large cents from 1843 to 1857. 

Both the obverse and reverse were evidently raised from the old 
large cent hubs. 

The editors of the Judd pattern book speculate that the variety 
was produced for experimental reasons: 

“Because of delay in preparing the dies for the proposed ten 
cent piece, the first test pieces were struck in March 1868 on the 
screw press, using dies made from the hubs of the large cent, 
which were still available.” 

Other writers have regarded these as “pieces de caprice,” includ¬ 
ing Walter Breen who listed them as such in his Encyclopedia of 
United States and Colonial Proof Coins, 1722-1977. Don Taxay re¬ 
garded them as “simulated series coins” and they were so listed in 
the 1976 edition of his Comprehensive Catalogue. 


Gem Proof-65 J-319 3£ 



Desirable 1882 Pattern 



1512 1882 pattern five-cent piece. J-1684. Proof-64 (PCGS). Nickel. Die 
alignment: about 190°. Very sharply struck with lovely golden ton¬ 
ing on both surfaces. A small fleck by the second T in STATES is 
probably all that kept PCGS from assigning the Proof-65 classifica¬ 
tion. It is estimated that no more than 30 examples of this desir¬ 
able variety exist. 



1513 1870 pattern dime. J-873. Proof-62. Struck in copper using regu¬ 
lar-issue dies. Reeded edge. 38.7 grains. Diameter: 0.702 inches. 
Die alignment: 180°. Golden brown toning, with pale iridescent 
. blue highlights. Some tiny spots are noted on the obverse. The J- 
873 variety is exceedingly rare; indeed, we can account for just one 
auction appearance in the past several years, and doubt that as 
many as five specimens exist! 



1514 1870 pattern quarter dollar. J-894. Proof-63 (PCGS). Silver. 
Reeded edge. Die alignment: about 170°. Sharply struck with 
frosty devices and glittering mirror fields. The central areas are 
brilliant, changing to a pleasing golden shade at the rims. Very ap¬ 
pealing from the aesthetic perspective. 



1511 1863 pattern three-cent piece. J-319. Proof-65 RB (PCGS). Large 

cent obverse. Bronze and copper. Die alignment: 180°. A splendid 
example. The surfaces are about 40% mint red with blushes of vio¬ 
let and electric blue in the remaining areas. Virtually all design 
details are defined to full advantage including the obverse stars, 
each of which shows its radials. A tiny fleck by the first star was 
probably all that prevented PCGS from assigning an even higher 
grade. An excellent opportunity for the pattern specialist. 

The obverse features a Liberty head facing left, virtually identical to that appearing on 
large cents circa 1843-1857. The reverse has the denomination 3 CENTS in a laurel 
wreath, with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. 

Because of an interest in the possible coinage of bronze three-cent pieces, Mint Direc¬ 
tor Pollock had strikings from these dies prepared to give government officials the op¬ 
portunity to evaluate the size and weight of the proposed denomination. These would 
have weighed 144 grains, based on the suggested standard of 48 grains for the bronze 
Indian cent. 


1515 1870 pattern quarter dollar. J-900. Proof-64 (PCGS). Silver. 
Reeded edge. Die alignment: about 170°. Mostly brilliant with 
some golden gray iridescence at the borders. A scarce “Standard 
Silver” variety. Seldom do more than three or four examples ap¬ 
pear during the course of a year, sometimes only one or two. 

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1517 1859 pattern half dollar. J-235. Proof-63 (PCGS). Silver. “Broken 
Ribbon” reverse. Die alignment: about 180°. Pale gold toning. The 
devices are sharp and the fields are nicely reflective. The designs 
were prepared by Anthony Paquet. 

Two distinctly different reverse dies were used to strike examples of J-235. On the 
“Broken Ribbon” reverse, the ribbon in the eagle’s beak has a detached segment at its 
end, the eagle’s left wing tip is rounded, the stripes in the eagle’s shield are comprised of 
three lines each, and there are six tail feathers. On the “Perfect Ribbon” reverse, the rib¬ 
bon is complete, the eagle’s left wing tip is pointed, the stripes in the eagle’s shield are 
comprised of four lines each, and there are seven tail feathers. 

Examples haring the "Perfect Ribbon" reverse appear to be Rarity-6, whereas those 
with the “Broken Ribbon" reverse are probably Rarity-5. 



1518 1869 pattern half dollar. J-754. Proof-60 (ANACS Cache). Silver. 
Reeded edge. Die alignment: about 170°. Pleasing coppery gold 
toning, with wisps of gray iridescence on the high points of the 
designs. A popular “Standard Silver” issue. We estimate that no 
more than 40 or 50 examples exist. 


Exceedingly Rare J-971 500 

Desirable “Standard Silver” Variety 



1519 1870 pattern half dollar. J-971. Proof-63. Copper. Reeded edge. 
159.2 grains. Diameter: 1.158 inches. Die alignment: 180°. A lovely 
specimen toned in vivid pink and azure shades. All design featuresl 
show superb definition. 

The obverse features a bust of Miss Liberty facing left wearing an 
cap ornamented with two stars. The word LIBERTY is expressed 
in raised letters, and the William Barber’s initial “B” is not present 
in the fold of the ribbon. The reverse has the denomination 501 
CENTS centered within a wreath of oak and laurel foliage with 
STANDARD SILVER above, and the date 1870 below. 

The J-971 variety is seldom offered, usually with several years 
elapsing between appearances. One specimen is known to be in a 
major East Coast collection, possibly the same piece that was ad¬ 
vertised in Coin World in November 1983. Don Taxay, in his Com¬ 
prehensive Catalogue, reports that an example was in the Waldo> 
Newcomer Collection. . 

Worth a generous bid from the advanced “Standard Silver” spe¬ 
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Gem Proof-66 J-1135 $1 1879 J-1617 Pattern $1 



1520 1871 pattern dollar. J-1135. Proof-66 BN (PCGS). Copper. 
Reeded edge. Die alignment: 180°. The obverse features 
Longacre’s Indian Princess design with 13 stars around and the 
date 1871 below. The reverse design has the denomination 1 DOL¬ 
LAR centered in a wreath with STANDARD above. A splendid 
gem example toned in intermingled hues of pink, blue, and gold. 
All design features are superbly defined. It would be difficult to 
imagine that a finer specimen could exist, and it is possible that 
the presently offered specimen is the finest extant. A prize for the 
numismatic perfectionist. 

We have records of only two examples offered at auction in re¬ 
cent years. The specimen offered here may be one of these: 

1) Kreisberg, November 1976, Carlson, Lot 427; Bowers and 
Ruddy, October 1977, Fairfield, Lot 54. 

2) Stack’s, June 1986, Lot 435. 

A third example is in the Connecticut State Library Collection. 

It is possible that the King Farouk example may be either No. 1 
or 2 above. 



1521 1878 pattern dollar. J-1554. Proof-64. Silver. 426.1 grains. Diam¬ 

eter: 1.499 inches. Die alignment: 180°. Gorgeous golden toning. 
The fields contrast beautifully with the frosty devices. The obverse 
features William Barber’s Liberty Head motif facing left. The re¬ 
verse depicts a standing eagle with spread wings. Interestingly, we 
have records of three different varieties of J-1554. On the variety 
offered here, the letter N in IN is distant from the point of Miss 
Liberty’s coronet. The 13th star is distant from the back curl. On 
the reverse the letter b in pluribus is centered under TE in 
STATES, and the m in unum is centered under M in AMERICA. 
This die combination appears to be high Rarity-6 or perhaps even 
low Rarity-7. Worth a generous bid. 



1522 1879 J-1617. Proof-62 (PCGS). Very pleasing delicate gray toning 
over mostly brilliant, deep mirror surfaces. A far above average 
specimen, from an aesthetic viewpoint, of a variety which usually is 
in measurably lower condition. Indeed, a close examination of the 
Judd plate coin indicates that the presently offered coin is nicer. 

This is the design of William Barber, chief engraver of the United States Mint. The 
obverse features Miss Liberty with a coronet, pearls along the border, and bearing the 
inscription LIBERTY. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is above, stars are to the side, 
and the date is below. The reverse illustrates an agricultural wreath, UNITED STATES 
OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR, then DOLLAR around the borders, the motto DEO 
EST GLORIA (God is Glorious) above, and this description within: 895.8 S./4.2—G./ 
100—C./25 GRAMS. This was the formula for the goloid alloy, which contained almost 
the regular alloy of nine parts silver and one part copper, except that the silver was re- 
‘ duced slightly in order to provide for a small amount of gold. The intent was to increase 
the intrinsic value of the dollar while at the same time making it possible for the coin to 
be smaller and weigh less. The fatal flaw in this nice theory was that neither the public 
nor anyone else, in the absence of scientific analysis equipment, could detect gold in the 
alloy. Thus, counterfeiters could simply imitate the pieces by using silver. 

The present specimen has been attributed as J-1617 by PCGS, there is no weight 
marked on it, and as it is in a slab, we take on faith the PCGS attribution ofJ-1617, rather 
than another possibility, J-l618. 


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1880 Coiled Hair Stella Pattern $4 

Judd-1662, Gilt Aluminum 



1523 1880 Coiled Hair pattern $4. J-1662. Gilt aluminum. Proof- 

60. 59.1 grains. Die alignment: 180°. Diameter .850 inches. Rar- 
ity-7. Brilliant golden mattelike surfaces. A most pleasing speci¬ 
men of George T. Morgan’s Coiled Hair design type. Choice for 
the grade. High wire rims encircle much of the obverse and re¬ 
verse. 

Few coinage denominations have elicited as much excitement as 
the short-lived Stella $4 series. Struck in Flowing Hair and Coiled 



Hair designs both in 1879 and 1880, the .900 fine gold specimens 
are among the most desirable of all U.S. gold issues. Pattern ex¬ 
amples of these dates and styles exist in other metals, notably cop¬ 
per, aluminum, gilt copper, and gilt aluminum. These non-gold 
patterns make for strong bidding whenever a specimen is offered, 
and we expect some serious bidding competition when this lovely 
example of J-1662 crosses the auction block. This aluminum issue 
is rarer than a gold striking. 


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1524 1859 pattern double eagle. J-257. Proof-62 (NGC). Gilt copper. 
Die alignment: about 180”. Very sharply struck with virtually all 
design details defined to full advantage. Magnification reveals 
some scarcely noticeable hairlines in the fields. The obverse design 
features a seated Liberty motif supporting a fasces with her right 
hand and a shield with her left. Behind her is an eagle. The reverse 
has the denomination 20 DOLLARS, date 1859, and legend 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA all within a wreath of oak and 
laurel leaves. Both the obverse and reverse designs are attributed 
to Anthony Paquet. It is thought that no more than 30 examples 
exist, and the actual number may be closer to 15. 


Territorial and 
Private got d Coins 



1525 1849 Norris, Gregg, and Norris $5 gold. Kagin-2. E-45. Plain 
edge. Period After ALLOY. 128.4 grains. Diameter: 0.854 inches, 
die alignment: about 350°. Mosdy brilliant surfaces with traces of 
frosty mint lustre in the protected areas. Very appealing for the 
grade. 

The $5 gold pieces of Norris, Gregg, and Norris are thought to be the first private gold 
issues to circulate in California. A newspaper notice of May 31, 1849 mentions these 
coins and notes that they were minted in Benicia City despite the San Francisco imprint. 
The newspaper report is the earliest account known which refers to a private gold coin¬ 
age in California. 



1526 1849 Moffat 8c Co. $5 gold. K-4. EF-40. 129.2 grains. Diameter: 
0.856 inches. Die alignment: about 200 . Olive-gold toning with a 
small mark behind Miss Liberty’s nose as illustrated. The surfaces 
are somewhat porous, possibly from exposure to sea water for 
many years. 

1527 1849 Moffat 8c Co. $5. K-4a. VG-8. 125.2 grains. Diameter: 0.855 
inches. Die alignment: 180°. Faintly granular surfaces and a few 
scattered marks. A wholly acceptable piece for the grade. One of 
the most popular of all territorial gold issues. 

The firm of Moffat & Co. was perhaps the most important of the California private 
coiners. Their assay office was of a semi-official nature, and the successors to this firm, 
Curtis, Perry & Ward, later established the United States branch mint at San Francisco. 



1528 1850 Moffat 8c Co. $5 gold. K-7. EF-40. 128.7 grains. Diameter: 
0.852 inches. Die alignment: 180°. Mostly brilliant with blushes of 
pink iridescence on both surfaces. An appealing example of this 
popular Gold Rush issue. 


1852 U.S. Assay Office $50 

887 THOUS. 




1529 1852 United States Assay Office of Gold, San Francisco, $50 
gold. K-13. Octagonal, 887 THOUS. on ribbon. EF-45. 1,304.0 
grains. Very pleasing surfaces lacking the dents and heavy marks 
which often characterize this large denomination. Light gold sur¬ 
faces. A few areas of copper toning, from the alloy, on the reeding 
below the date and a few scattered places around the border. All in 
all an outstanding example and one that should attract strong bid¬ 
ding competition. 

Such coins are among the largest and most impressive of all American numismatic 
items. Production was accomplished by the United States Assay Of fice of Cold, a de facto 
Mint, but not one officially designated as such—somewhat similar to the West Point Bul¬ 
lion Depository’s status prior to its being called a Mint in 1988. The $50 “slugs," as they 
were called, found ready use in San Francisco during the Gold Rush era, and permitted a 
large amount of value to be handled by banks, counting houses, and merchants with rela¬ 
tively little effort. 

Recently, the writer came across a detailed report of a Congressional investigation into 
certain matters at the Philadelphia Mint in 1854. Delineated were the various steps taken 
at Philadelphia to receive gold bullion deposits, process them, convert them to bullion, 
and strike coins from the metal. In that year, incoming deposits often consisted of 
groups of these $50 slugs, brought from California by the usual method for the time—by 
steamer down the Pacific Coast to Panama, by train across the isthmus, then by another 
steamer, such as the John Law (later renamed the Central America) from Panama to New 
York. 




1530 1853 United States Assay Office of Gold. San Francisco. $10 
gold. K-16. VF-20. 253.8 grains. Diameter: 1.068 inches. Die align¬ 
ment: 180°. Bright yellow gold, with some splashes of violet irides¬ 
cence on the reverse. A scarce variety with an estimated popula¬ 
tion of no more that 30 examples in all grades. Usually only one or 
two examples appear at auction during the course of a year. 


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1531 1861 Clark, Gruber & Co. $5 gold. K-6. F-12/VF-20. 146.8 grains. 

Diameter: 0.868 inches. Die alignment: about 170°. Pale olive-gold 
surfaces. A mark is present to the right of the eagle’s neck as illus¬ 
trated. 

Clark, Gruber 8c Co. issued gold pieces in Colorado in 1860 and 1861. The denomina¬ 
tions produced included $2.50, $10, and $20 as well as $5. They were widely accepted 
and highly esteemed by the residents in the area. 


Miscellaneous u.s. Coins 

The following section includes numerous highly interesting 
pieces, beginning with a superb trio of 1936 Proof coins, 
continuing through pieces in ascending denomination order 
to and including Lot 1558, after which several mixed lots are 
offered. 


Gem 1936 Proof Coins 



1532 Proof-66 (NGC) trio of 1936 silver coins, each one with brilliant 
surfaces toned in light gray and iridescent hues. Certainly these 
are among the very finest surviving of their kind. An important 
opportunity for the connoisseur. (Total: 3 pieces) 

1533 Early American pair: ☆ 1787 Connecticut copper. Mailed Bust 
Left. Rarity-3. Miller 11.2-K. VG-8. 135.3 grains ☆ Kentucky token, 
circa 1795, AU-58. Once dipped and now beginning to retone. 
Quite sharp in all details. (Total: 2 pieces) 



1534 1788 Connecticut copper. Mailed Bust left. M 13-A.l. F-12. Rar¬ 

ity-5. 114.5 grains. Struck about 15% off center to the upper left, as 
illustrated. Unusual as such. 




1535 1793 Chain cent, Fair-2. More than just a blank copper disc, but 
not all that much more, the present piece is just about identifiable 
as to type on the obverse, with some vestiges of the head of Miss 
Liberty visible. On the reverse can be seen all of the links of the 
chain and most of the inscription ONE CENT within, but none of 
the peripheral lettering. Light brown surfaces. A filler for the bud¬ 
get-minded buyer. Actually, such a coin can evoke many memories 
as to where it has been and what it has seen—probably this speci¬ 
men remained in circulation from 1793 through the 1850s! 



1536 1854 dime. MS-63 (NGC). A splendid specimen from an aes¬ 
thetic viewpoint, this coin is bright silver at the centers, changing 
to gunmetal-blue and magenta at the borders—just the type of 
piece we would like in our own collection if weyfere putting to¬ 
gether a type set. 'A 



1537 1892 Barber dime. MS-65 (NGC). A splendid specimen, indeed 
outstanding, with delicate iridescent toning over lustrous surfaces. 
Not one in 10 MS-65 Barber dimes has the aesthetic appeal of this 
one. We suggest that you bid liberally if quality is your forte. 

1538 Group of quarter dollars: ☆ 1854 Arrows at Date. EF-45, once 
cleaned, but still attractive ☆ 1856-0 AU-50, lightly toned ☆ 1916 
Barber. AU-58, lustrous "Sr 1916-D Barber. MS-62. A nice four¬ 
some. (Total: 4 pieces) 

1539 Group of 19th-century half dollars. A nice quintette of 19th-cen¬ 
tury half dollars, comprising five different coins including four dif¬ 
ferent design types. An opportunity for the type set collector: ☆ 
1806 Pointed 6, Stem through claw, EF-45, cleaned long ago. Light 
gray toning ☆ 1808/7 Capped Bust. EF-45, some lustre in pro¬ 
tected areas ☆ 1853 Arrows at Date and Rays on the Reverse. AU- 
50 ☆ 1873 Arrows at Date. AU-50 ☆ 1874 Arrows at Date, AU-58. 
(Total: 5 pieces) 


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1540 1917-S half dollar. Mintmark on Obverse, AU-50. A generous 
amount of mint lustre is still seen on the obverse and reverse. 
Pleasing light heather surfaces. A desirable coin for the collector 
building a high-grade set, but who does not wish to invest a consid¬ 
erably higher sum for a full Mint State example. 



1541 1921-S half dollar. EF-40. Light gray surfaces. Not easy to find in 

this condition. 



1542 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar. Bolender-5. Value of F-15 or bet¬ 
ter, but technically VF-35, with some scratches on the reverse. 
Light gray surfaces. 


1543 1795 dollar. B-5. F-15. A few somewhat light and quite ancient ob¬ 
verse scratches. Extremely attractive lilac and gray toning. Popular 
design type. 



1544 1797 dollar. B-3. 10 Stars Left, 6 Right. VF-20. Some rim marks. 
Light gray surfaces. An attractive example, for the grade, of this 
scarce date. Only early dollar with this star configuration. 



1545 1892-S Morgan dollar. EF-45/AU-55, the differential in grade be¬ 
ing caused by a scratch on the chin of Miss Liberty, mostly hidden 
in the light silver gray toning. One of the most important varieties 
in the Morgan series. 

1546 Rare pair of silver dollars: ☆ 1901 AU-58. Very lustrous ☆ 1934-S 
AU-58, key date in the Peace series. (Total: 2 pieces) 

1547 1851-C gold dollar. VF-20. Attractive light surfaces. 




1548 1855-0 gold dollar. VF-35 to EF-40. Light yellow gold. Especially 
important as the only New Orleans Mint dollar of the scarce Type 
II design—many multiples rarer than the Philadelphia version. 



1549 1798 quarter eagle. Value of VG-8, or you can come to your own 
conclusions, but with the sharpness of EF-45. Cleaned, on a wavy 
planchet, and with retooling in areas. Probably once used as jew¬ 
elry. We strongly recommend in-person examination as the value 
of the piece is apt to vary from viewer to viewer. 


1550 1843-C quarter eagle. Large Date, Plain 4. Value of F-12, but actu¬ 
ally VF-20 or better, sweated and lightly cleaned. Another coin for 
which viewing is strongly recommended. 



1551 1850-D quarter eagle. EF-45 to AU-50. Sharply struck with excel¬ 

lent definition of detail. Tiny rim mark on right side of reverse. 
Popular Dahlonega issue. 



1552 1854-0 $3 gold. EF-45 or finer. With some lightness of definition 

on the reverse as always seen—characteristic of the issue. Verv 
scarce, much more so than the Philadelphia Mint version. Impor¬ 
tant as the only New Orleans variety of this rare denomination. 


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The 1865 $3 is an excellent example of an overlooked coin on today's market. The 
piece is today, and was yesterday, a major rarity in the $3 series. Just 1,140 business strikes 
were minted, and the vast majority of these have long since disappeared. And yet, in the 
current issue of A Guide Booh of United States Coins, the 1865 in EF-40 catalogues for just 
$ 1,500. Suggestion: If you are building a type set of gold coins and would like something 
very special to include in it, at really not a great deal more than you might have to pay for 
a more available issue such as the 1854, 1874, or 1878, compete for this 1865. It has ev¬ 
erything going for it except investor popularity. 



1865 $3 gold. EF-40. Some prooflike characteristics. Very pleasing 
overall. 



1554 1811 half eagle. Value of VG-8, but technically EF-40. Surfaces 
somewhat bent, possible traces of a loop removed at the top bor¬ 
der, and with numerous digs. Please examine this coin in person 
before bidding. 


1555 1848-C half eagle. F-12. Light, even wear. Moderately scarce. 



1556 1881-CC eagle. AU-55. Brilliant and lustrous. A generous quotient 
of original mint frost still remains, particularly in the protected ar¬ 
eas. Low mintage of just 24,015 pieces. 



1558 1921 Alabama Plain commemorative half dollar. MS-64 (NGC). A 

splendid coin with delicate golden toning over brilliant, frosty sur¬ 
faces. The connoisseur will appreciate the quality of this coin, a 
variety which is usually seen in lower grades. 

1559 19th-century group: ☆ 1803 large cent, EF-40, Small Date, Large 
Fraction. S-258, Rarity-1 ☆ 1856 cent, Slanting 5, AU-55. N-18, Rar- 
ity-2 ☆ 1855 silver three-cent piece, scarce date, EF-45 ☆ 1838-0 
dime, Liberty Seated Without Stars. EF-40. Scarce issue. (Total: 4 
pieces) 

1560 Early 20th-century pieces: ☆ 1915 nickel. MS-63 ☆ 1921-S nickel. 
VF-20 ☆ 1926-D nickel. AU-55 ☆ 1924-S dime. AU-58 ☆ 1920-S 
quarter. AU-58. (Total: 5 pieces) 

1561 Silver NGC quartette: ☆ 1891 dime. MS-61 ☆ 1924 Huguenot 
commemorative half dollar. MS-64 (2) ☆ 1878-CC Morgan dollar. 
MS-64. (Total: 4 pieces) 

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1562 Group of gold coins: ☆ 1885 gold dollar. AU-50 ☆lj.842-0 quarter 
eagle. F-12 ☆ 1862 quarter eagle. AU-50 ☆ 1851 half eagle. EF-40 
if 1886 eagle. AU-50 if 1851 double eagle. AU-55. A nice grouping 
inasmuch as it primarily contains dates before the end of the 19th 
century, placing them in the slightly scarce to scarce category. (To¬ 
tal: 6 pieces) 


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1557 1890-CC double eagle. AU-55. A brilliant and lustrous example of 

this popular Carson City double eagle, a specialty area which has 
attracted quite a few followers. 


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SESSION THREE 


Saturday Morning, March 20,10:00 AM Sharp 

- Canadian Coins: Lots 2001-2369; 

, World Coins: Lots 2500-2552; 

Americana: Lots 2601-2619; 

Currency: Lots 2701-2719 

Canadian Coins 

The coinage history of our northern neighbor, Canada, 
closely parallels our own and is, in some respects, just as 
exciting. During the early days of colonization, huge quantities 
of bank and privately-issued tokens circulated side-by-side with 
the coins of many nations in an effort to fill the gap caused by 
the absence of an actual Canadian coinage. In 1841 Upper 
; Canada (now Ontario) and Lower Canada (now Quebec) 
united to form the province of Canada. 

In 1858, the Province of Canada made a small but important 
( contribution to commerce by issuing its first standard coinage. 

These issues consisted of copper cents dated 1858 and 1859, 

( and silver five-cent pieces, 10-cent pieces, and 20-cent pieces, 

I all dated 1858. This fledgling coinage was quickly absorbed by 
the populace, and circulated side-by-side with the various 
tokens and foreign coins then in use. 

On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act took effect, 
uniting Quebec and Ontario (the Province of Canada) with 
i Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, thereby forming the Domin- 
i ion of Canada. The Dominion’s coinage began in earnest in 
1870, with the issue of silver five-cent pieces, 10-cent pieces, 25- 
: cent pieces, and 50-cent pieces. The 20-cent denomination, as 
minted in 1858, was abolished. In 1908, the Canadian Mint at 
i Ottawa produced its first pieces. Earlier, coinage had been 
: made in England. No silver dollar coinage was attempted until 
1911 (the 1911 pattern Canadian silver dollar is a great rarity, 


with but two silver pieces and one lead die trial currently 
known to collectors). Beginning in 1935, silver dollars were 
minted on a regular basis. 

From 1912 through 1914, five-dollar and $10 gold pieces 
were minted; sovereigns were also minted at the Ottawa Mint 
facility between 1908 and 1919, bearing the Cmintmark. These 
three series represent the only Canadian gold coins issued for 
general circulation, although in recent times a series of attrac¬ 
tive gold coins has been struck for sale to Canada’s collecting 
fraternity. 

We are pleased to offer this spectacular group of Canadian 
coins for your bidding consideration. Whether you are seeking 
a high-quality type coin for your collection, a specific date in a 
series, or simply want the satisfaction of owning a great rarity, 
this collection has something for you. The active pursuit and 
acquisition of the coinage of our northern neighbor is still in 
its infancy, compared to the U.S. series. The coinage of Canada 
is an area where relative bargains abound, and for the special¬ 
ist, an area that is more than deserving of serious numismatic 
study. 

Collectors of Canadian numismatic material will be pleased 
with the overall quality and quantity of our offering. We 
herewith offer you the Edmonton Collection for your bidding 
pleasure. 

All references to PCGS population statistics are taken from the 
January 1993 edition of the PCGS Population Report. 


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One-Cent Pieces _ 

Canada s first regularly-issued coppers were for the Province 
of Canada in 1858 and 1859. The highly optimistic government 
ordered some 9.5 million cents dated 1859, a staggering 
amount which proved to be much more than the channels of 
commerce could absorb. Public acceptance of the new cents 
was initially quite slow, as their main competition was the 
heavier and more familiar bank and private-issue tokens. The 
majority of these cents remained unissued in original shipment 
boxes, although a portion of this group was sent to New 
Brunswick in 1861 to try to alleviate a temporary shortage of 
decimal coins. Some seven million cents dated 1859 were held 
by the Bank of Upper Canada, the government’s own bank. At 
one time, the bank offered to sell large quantities of these 
coppers at 20% below face value, but there were few takers. 
When the Bank of Upper Canada closed its doors in 1866, 
millions of these coppers were placed in storage. In 1867, the 
newly formed Dominion of Canada inherited several million 
cents from the Old Province of Canada issue, and proceeded 
to place them into circulation as Dominion currency. 

2001 Selection of Canadian large cents, comprising many dates from 
1858 to 1919: ☆ 1858 MS-60. First year of the series, issued for the 
Province of Canada ☆ 1859 Narrow 9 variety (3). Two MS-60, one 
AU-50 ☆ 1876-H AU-50 ☆ 1884 MS-60 ☆ 1888 (4). One MS-60; 
three AU-50 ☆1891 Small Date, Small Leaves. AU-50 (2) ☆ 1894 
MS-60 ☆ 1896 MS-60 (2) ☆ 1897 AU-50 ☆ 1899 AU-50 (2) ☆ 1901 
AU-50 ☆ 1907 AU-50 ☆ 1907-H (2). A key date. MS-60 and AU-50 
☆ 1908 MS-60 ☆ 1910 MS-60 ☆ 1911 Specimen-63. Lightly lac¬ 
quered, some obverse carbon flecks are noted ☆ 1912 (2). MS-60 
and AU-50 ☆ 1913 AU-50 (2) ☆ 1915 AU-50 ☆ 1916 AU-50 (3) ☆ 
1917 (2). MS-60 and AU-50 ☆ 1918 AU-50 (2) ☆ 1919 AU-50 (2). 
(Total: 39 pieces) 

2002 Complete date set of Canadian large and small cents, also includ¬ 
ing many specific varieties. The following dates and grades are in¬ 
cluded: ☆ 1858 EF-40, cleaned ☆ 1859 Narrows 9s (3). One AU-55, 
and two VF-30 ☆ 1859/8. EF-40 ☆ 1891 Small Date, Small Leaves. 
VE-30. The balance of the dates from 1876-H through 1909 aver¬ 
age EF-40 to AU-55. The dates from 1910 through the 1921 small 
cent issue range from AU-50 to MS-60. Another group has the fol¬ 
lowing grades: ☆ 1922 VG-8 ☆ 1923 F-12 ☆ 1924 VG-8 ☆ 1925 VG- 
8 ☆ 1926 VF-20 ☆ 1927 VF-20. The remaining dates from 1928 
through 1952 have an average grade of EF-40 to AU-55. The re¬ 
mainder of the dates from 1953 through 1990 grade MS-60 to 63 
on average, with some pieces grading much higher. Housed in a 
custom album. (Total: 123 pieces) 

2003 Selection of Canadian large cents: ☆ 1858 VE-25. First year of is¬ 
sue ☆ 1859 double punched Narrow 9. F-15 ☆ 1891 Small Date, 
Small Leaves. VF-30 ☆ 1891 Small Date, Large Leaves. EF-40 ☆ 
1893 AU-55 ☆ 1902 MS-62, red and brown ☆ 1911 “Godless” vari¬ 
ety. AU-55 ☆ 1914 MS-63, red and brown ☆ 1915 MS-62, red and 
brown. A nice selection. (Total: 9 pieces) 


Gem 1859 Narrow 9 1^ 

Finest Example Certified 



2004 1859 Narrow 9. MS-65 RB (PCGS). Frosty red surface highlights 
with just a hint of deeper red and tan toning on the high points. 
Sharp and attractive, just a few insignificant marks away from per¬ 
fection. This MS-65 RB example is the only MS-65 cent of this 
date, as no examples called “brown” or “red” have been certified 
at the MS-65 level, and none have been graded higher! An excel¬ 
lent starting point for an advanced Canadian cent collection. 


Delightful 1884 Large Cent 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2005 1884 MS-64 RD (PCGS). Choice for the grade, with outstanding 
aesthetic appeal. Radiant cartwheel lustre graces the brilliant red 
surfaces. The faintest hints of iridescent violet are noted for accu¬ 
racy. Currently tied for finest certified of this date. One of four 
coins at this grade level, with none graded higher in any color des¬ 
ignation. 

Gorgeous 1891 Large Cent 

Large Date, Large Leaves Variety 


2006 1891 Large Date, Large Leaves variety. MS-64 RB (PCGS). A gor¬ 
geous coin with outstanding eye appeal. Splashes of iridescent vio¬ 
let and rose adorn the frosty obverse surfaces, while the reverse is 
a veritable artist s palette of iridescent hues. As if strong aesthetic 
appeal were not enough, this is the only MS-64 RB example cur¬ 
rently certified by PCGS. An attractive coin in every respect. 

PCGS has certified a single MS-64 BN example of this date, plus two MS-64 RD coins. 
To date, no MS-65 examples of this date have been certified in any color designation. 

2007 Pair of PCGS-certified Canadian cents: ☆ 1892 MS-64 RB. Mostly 
red with hints of deep tan toning on the high points. One of six 
pieces certified at this grade level, with none graded higher ☆ 
1895 MS-64 RB. From heavily clashed dies, with images of the re¬ 
verse denomination plainly evident in the fields before and behind 
Victoria’s portrait. Splashes of iridescent rose and violet on lus¬ 
trous red surfaces. One of seven coins at this grade level, with no 
pieces graded higher. (Total: 2 pieces) 




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2008 Pair of MS-65 RD cents, each certified by PCGS: ft 1897. Frosty 
red surfaces and outstanding cartwheel lustre. One of just three at 
this grade level, with no pieces graded higher ft 1902. First year of 
coinage bearing the portrait of Edward VII. Brilliant pale orange 
surfaces exhibit an abundance of lustre. One of just four examples 
of this date certified at this grade level, with none graded higher. 
(Total: 2 pieces) 

2009 Pair of choice large cents, each certified by PCGS: ft 1897 MS-65 
RB. Frosty red surfaces. One of just three examples at this grade 
level, with none graded higher ft 1918 MS-64 RD. Brilliant and lus¬ 
trous. One of four pieces at this grade level, with one example 
graded higher. (Total: 2 pieces) 

2010 Quality Canadian large cent trio, each certified by PCGS: ft 1901 
MS-62 RD. Frosty and lustrous. Final year of Victorian coinage ft 
1907 MS-64 RD. Highly lustrous, quite pleasing for the grade. One 
of just two examples of the date at this grade level, with one higher 
ft 1910 MS-64 RB. 95% red. Just four pieces graded higher in any 
color designation. Final year of Edward VII coinage. A nice group. 
(Total: 3 pieces) 

2011 Attractive pair of Canadian large cents: ft 1911 MS-64 RB 
(PCGS). Outstanding violet and lavender toning highlights on bril¬ 
liant red surfaces. The popular “Godless” variety ft 1912 MS-65 
RB (PCGS). Mostly red, with deep tan toning forming a 
“woodgrain” surface effect. (Total: 2 pieces) 

Gem Specimen 1929 Small Cent 


2012 1929 Specimen-65 RB (PCGS). Very scarce and highly desirable. 
Frosty matte surfaces display exquisitely rendered design ele¬ 
ments, a notable benchmark for the Specimen coinage of Canada. 
The iridescent shades of orange, red, violet, and blue turn the re¬ 
verse of this lovely coin into a veritable “Canadian Sunset” (a 
popular musical tune of several decades ago). Destined to become 
a centerpiece in a spectacular Canadian cent collection. 

PCGS has certified two examples of this date at the Specimen-65 RB grade level, with 
one piece graded higher within the “RB” color designation. 

2013 1946 Specimen-64 RD (PCGS). Rare and desirable. Frosty cameo 
devices are highlighted to their fullest by deep mirror fields. A 
lintmark is noted on the obverse at 3:00. One of only two examples 
of this dale certified by PCGS, the other piece called Specimen-65 
RD. 

Just 15 Specimen sets are said to have been struck in 1946, the year immediately fol¬ 
lowing the close of World War II, a time of severe austerity throughout the British Em¬ 
pire and its member nations. Individual examples of the various denominations may 
have been minted to supply collector demand, but even these quantities would have 
been very small. 

2014 1947 Specimen-65 (ICCS). Frosty motifs and deep mirror fields 
fully as red as the day it was minted. Scarce this nice. 


SILVER FIVE-CENT PIECES _ 

Canada’s silver five-cent pieces, affectionately known as 
“fishscales," were first issued by the Province of Canada in 
1858, but were not issued again until 1870 under the auspices 
of the Dominion of Canada. From 1870 on, they were routinely 
minted on a nearly annual basis until 1921, when legislation 
was passed calling for a new 7 nickel five-cent piece. 

Specimen 1858 Large Date 50 


(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

2015 1858 Large Date/Small Date. Plain Edge. Specimen-60/63. Re¬ 
verse struck medal turn (360°). An extreme rarity, although no 
mintage figures are known with certainty. Beautifully toned in iri¬ 
descent shades of violet, blue, rose, and deep silver gray. A few 
trivial, well-hidden marks are noted on the obverse. A lovely ex¬ 
ample of the Large Date over Small Date variety. A future show¬ 
piece in a lucky collector’s cabinet. 

2016 1870 Flat Border. MS-63 (PCGS). First year of coinage for the 
Dominion of Canada. Sharp and attractive, with iridescent gray 
surfaces vividly splashed in varying shades of iridescent blue. 
Struck from a shattered reverse die, with several heavy die cracks 
prominently displayed. A pleasing coin. 

Just four examples of this date have been graded MS-63 by PCGS, with only two pieces 
graded slighdy higher. 

2017 High-quality selection of Canadian silver five-cent pieces: ft 1871 
(2). One MS-60 example, fully brilliant and conservatively graded, 
one AU-50 example, vividly toned in iridescent shades ft 1888 AU- 
50. Brilliant and frosty ft 1894 AU-50. Pale golden toning ft 1896 
AU-50. Very choice for the grade ft 1897 AU-55, lightly cleaned ft 
1900 Oval 0s. AU-50, lightly cleaned ft 1912 AU-58. Pale cham¬ 
pagne toning ft 1914 MS-60. Rich golden colors at the rims ft 
1918 AU-50. Fully brilliant ft 1920 AU-58. Brilliant with a splash of 
gold. A nice group. (Total: 11 pieces) 



2018 1875-H Small Date. AU-50 (PCGS). Rare and desirable, a popular 
key date in the series. Brilliant and frosty. A lovely coin for the 
grade. 

PCGS has certified just four examples of this dale at higher grade levels, onlv one of 
these in the Mint State category. 

2019 1881-11 MS-63 (PCGS). A sharp and frosty example of Victorian 
silver five-cent coinage. Deep splashes of iridescent gold and pale 
add to the overall aesthetic appeal. Choice for the grade. 








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Gem 1882-H Five Cents 

Finest Certified 



2020 1882-H MS-65 (PCGS). A splendid Uncirculated example. Gener¬ 
ous amounts of mint lustre share this coin’s pleasing surfaces with 
iridescent splashes of attractive rose and blue. A truly gorgeous 
representative of Heaton Mint technology. The only MS-65 coin of 
this date certified by PCGS, with no pieces graded higher. 

2021 1882-H/H. Boldly repunched mintmark. MS-64 (PCGS). Sharp 
and brilliant, with a hint of pale gold at the obverse rim. A lovely 
coin that would grace the finest of type collections. 

The only MS-64 example of this date currently certified by PCGS, surpassed by only 
the MS-65 coin offered in the previous lot. 



(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

2022 1883-H MS-64, prooflike. From a mintage of 600,000 pieces, quite 
scarce this nice. Mirrorlike fields and frosty design elements 
splashed with iridescent shades of burgundy and gold. A superb 
selection for a ty pe collection. 

2023 1884 VF-30. From a mintage of just 200,000 pieces, the lowest 
regular-issue mintage in the entire series. Iridescent gray surfaces 
splashed with deeper shades of gold. A key date. 


Complete Monarch Type Set 



2024 Quartette of Canadian five-cent pieces from all of the issuing 
monarchs: ☆ 1888 MS-64. Queen Victoria. Scarce and highly de¬ 
sirable this nice ☆ 1902 MS-65. Edward VII. A gem ☆ 1911 “God¬ 
less” variety. MS-64. George V. A lovely example of the popular 
variety with DEI GRATIA omitted from the obverse legends ☆ 
1913 MS-65. George V. A high-quality gem. DEI GRA added to 
obverse die. Housed in a custom holder. (Total: 4 pieces) 


2025 Brilliant silver five-cent trio: ☆ 1888 AU-55. Sharp and lustrous ☆ 
1902-F1 Small H. AU-50 ft 1906 AU-50. A nice group. (Total: 3 
pieces) 

2026 Selection of silver five-cent pieces with an average grade of EF to 
AU, unless noted otherwise: ☆ 1893 ☆ 1899 ☆ 1901 ☆ 1902 ☆ 
1907 "Sr 1908 VF-20 ft 1911. Popular “Godless” variety ft 1914 (2) 
ft 1917 (3) ☆ 1919 ☆ 1920 (2). Most pieces fully brilliant or 
lightly toned. (Total: 15 pieces) 

2027 1900 Oval or Narrow 0s variety. MS-64 (PCGS). Frosty and lus¬ 
trous, with radiant cartwheel lustre in abundance. Careful exami¬ 
nation under low magnification reveals even the tiniest of design 
elements clearly. 

One of five examples of this date at this grade level, with three pieces receiving higher 
grades from PCGS. 

2028 Mint State quartette of silver five-cent pieces, each bearing the 
portrait of Edward VII: ☆ 1902 MS-60/64. First year of Edwardian 
coinage. Largely brilliant, with splashes of pale gold in evidence. A 
few scattered obverse marks keep it from a higher grade ft 1902- 
H, Large H variety. MS-64. Richly toned in iridescent shades of 
gunmetal-blue ☆ 1906 MS-63. Choice for the grade, mostly bril¬ 
liant with splashes of pale gold ft 1908 MS-63. Splashes of irides¬ 
cent blue and violet on frosty, lustrous surfaces. A great starting 
place for a silver five-cent piece collection. (Total: 4 pieces) 

2029 1902-H MS-63 (PCGS). Small H variety. Brilliant and attractive, 
choice for the grade. 

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2030 1903-H MS-64 (NGC). Deeply toned in iridescent shades of gun¬ 
metal-blue and wine-red. A lovely coin. * 

2031 1908 Specimen-63 (PCGS). A deep steel blue silver five-cent piece, 
boldly struck and aesthetically appealing. 

PCGS has certified 10 examples of this date at this grade level, with three pieces ob¬ 
taining higher grades. 

2032 1918 MS-64 (PCGS). Sharp and frosty, with splashes of deep iri¬ 
descent green and gold adding to the overall aesthetic appeal. A 
nice selection for a type collection. 

The PCGS Population Report enumerates seven examples of this date at the MS-64 
grade level, with four examples at the MS-65 level, and none graded higher. 

2033 1920 MS-64 (PCGS). Lustrous and brilliant, with just a hint of iri¬ 
descent gold and lavender on pleasing surfaces. A nice selection 
for a type collection. 


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2034 1921 MS-65 (PCGS). A brilliant pale golden example of one of the 
greatest rarities in the Canadian numismatic spectrum. Sharply 
struck and aesthetically appealing, this is a coin that should see 
spirited bidding from advanced numismatic specialists. From the 
tiniest details in King George’s crown and robe on the obverse to 
the finest of leaf design details on the reverse, this coin’s outstand¬ 
ing quality speaks for itself. The 1921 is the classic rarity in the sil¬ 
ver five-cent series. A superb coin with that unbeatable combina¬ 
tion of rarity and quality, and certainly one of the highlights of this 


sale! A brief history of this coin is as follows: 

Although more than 2.5 million examples of this date were minted in 1921. it is 
thought that nearly the entire mintage was melted in 1922. The reason for the melting is 
easily understood, as the Royal Canadian Mint decided to alter the composition of this 
denomination from silver to nickel. The authorizing legislation was passed in May 1921, 
and after that no further five-cent pieces were struck in silver. Reports indicate that the 
Mint melted some three million Five-cent pieces in 1922, presumably including nearly the 
entire mintage of the 1921 issue, as well as parts of the 1920 issue. The majority of the 
1921-dated silver five-cent pieces that survive today were purchased by visitors to the 
Mint early in 1921, before the denomination was discontinued. A few Specimen strikes 
of this date are known, and, needless to say, they are great rarities in their own right. 


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Nickel Five-Cent pieces _ 

During May 1921, legislation was passed changing the com¬ 
position ot Canada’s five-cent piece from silver to nickel. The 
new nickel five-cent piece was issued in 1922. The silver five- 
tent pieces horn previous years were allowed to circulation 
freely with the new nickel coinage until the 1930s, when a more 
active withdrawal program was initiated by the Royal Canadian 
Mint. 

2035 1922 Specimen-62 (FCGS). A pleasing example from the first year 
of C anada s nickel five-cent coinage. Lustrous and attractive, with 
the bold, sharp design details usually associated with Specimen 
coinage. 

Only six examples of this date have received higher grades from PCGS. 

2036 Quintette of nickel five-cent issues: ☆ 1922 EF-40. First year of 
the series ☆ 1923 EF-45 ☆ 1926 Far 6 variety. VF-20. Scarce and 
desirable in all grades ☆ 1928 EF-40 ☆ 1938 AU-50. All pieces lus¬ 
trous. (Total: 5 pieces) 

2037 1924 MS-64 (PCGS). Flighly elusive this nice. PCGS has certified 
just five examples of this date at this grade level, with just one 
piece graded higher. Lustrous satiny surfaces. 


2038 1926 Far 6 variety. AU-50. A popular rarity in the nickel five-cent 
series. Variety with 6 in date farther from the maple leaf than its 
Near 6 counterpart (a much more common coin). Fully brilliant. 

Desirable Gem Specimen 1929 50 


2039 1929 Specimen-66 (PCGS). Rare and desirable. Frosty matte sur¬ 
faces exhibit soft cartwheel lustre. A prize for the specialist in this 
series. PCGS has certified just three examples of this date at this 
grade level, with two pieces graded higher. 

The mintage figures for the 1929 Canadian Specimen coinage 
are currently unknown, although it is frequently estimated that 
perhaps as few as 25 to 50 examples were minted of each denomi¬ 
nation. The rarity of the 1929 Specimen coinage cannot be de¬ 
nied, and prospective bidders are urged to temper their bids ac¬ 
cordingly. 

2040 1943 Tombac alloy. Specimen-65 (PCGS). Rare and desirable. 
The exact mintage is unknown, but it was undoubtedly very low, as 
the Second World War was raging and specialized coinage 
projects no doubt received very low priority. Frosty design ele¬ 
ments and deep mirror fields. The only example of this date to 
achieve this lofty grade, with only one example graded higher. 


2041 1946 Specimen-64 (PCGS). Rare and desirable. The design ele¬ 

ments contrast nicely with lustrous and reflective deep mirrorrj 
fields. Another lovely coin for the specialist. 

PCGS has certified five examples of this date at die Specimen-64 level, with one coin 
receiving a higher grade. 


1 0-Cent Pieces _ 

The 10-cent coinage of the Dominion of Canada began i. 
1870. The initial design followed closely that of the 18Si 
Province of Canada issue, using the same obverse bust c| 
Queen Victoria and reverse wreath style. 


Outstanding Gem 1883-H 100 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2042 1883-H MS-66 (PCGS). An outstanding 1 0-cent piece of superb 
quality, sharply struck and fully lustrous. Iridescent silver gray sur¬ 
faces reflect splashes of pale blue and rose. PCGS has certified just 
two pieces at this grade level, with no examples graded higher. An 
unbeatable combination of rarity, quality, and overall beauty; in 
short, everything the specialist or type coin collector could desire. 


Gem 1891 10 Cents 

22 Leaves, Large Date 


2043 1891 22 Leaves, Large Date variety. MS-65 (PCGS). A frosty gem. 
Steel gray surfaces glow warmly with iridescent splashes of pale 
blue and rose. Just two examples of this date have been graded at 
this level, with one lone example receiving a higher grade. An at¬ 
tractive 10-cent piece that should see spirited bidding activity. 

There are two major reverse varieties in the Victorian 10-cent piece series, those with 
21 leaves and those with 22 leaves. The 21 Leaves reverse appears on the 10-cent pieces 
of 1870 to 1881, and again in 1891. The second reverse style, with 22 leaves, was used 
from 1882 through 1901. Curiously enough, 1891 is the only date that features both re¬ 
verse styles. The 21 Leaves reverse in 1891 occurs with a small date, whereas the 22 
Leaves reverse of that year features a large date. 

2044 1892 Normal Date, Small 9. MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous, 
with hints of pale rose at the peripheries. Well struck for the issue, 
with substantial claims to a higher grade. The only example graded 
MS-61 by PCGS; indeed, only two other coins have received higher 
grades. 

There are two distinct date varieties of the 1892 10-cent piece. The variety offered 
herein features the small 9 and 21 leaves reverse style of 1891, while the overdate of this 
year (1892/1) has the large 9 and 22 leaves reverse style of 1891. 








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2045 1896 MS-63. Beautifully toned in shades of deep silver gray and 
pale golden brown. Attractive cartwheel lustre radiates warmly on 
both surfaces. Sharply struck and quite attractive for the grade. 

2046 Pair of PCGS-certified 10-cent pieces featuring different mon- 
archs: ☆ Victoria. 1899 Small 9s. MS-62. Sharply struck. Frosty 
gray surfaces display variegated splashes of iridescent gold, blue, 
and rose. Choice for the grade ☆ Edward VII. 1902-H. MS-63. 
Deep golden brown surfaces with radiant cartwheel lustre in abun¬ 
dance. Sharp and attractive. A nice beginning to a quality type col¬ 
lection. (Total: 2 pieces) 

2047 1901 MS-64 (PCGS). A lovely example from the final year of 
Queen Victoria’s reign. Radiant cartwheel lustre graces the frosty 
surfaces. A few trivial marks away from a much higher grade. 

As of this writing. PCGS has certified just three coins of this date at the MS-64 level, 
with two examples receiving higher grades. 


2048 1903 MS-64 (PCGS). Lustrous deep silver gray surfaces splashed 

with iridescent shades of sea green and gold. Aesthetically pleasing 
and boldly struck. This date has the lowest mintage figure (500,000 
pieces) of any 10-cent piece struck during the reign of Edward VII 
(1902-1910). Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire this scarce 
gem! 

Only two examples of this date have been graded MS-64 by PCGS, with one coin at a 
higher grade level. 

Specimen 1903-H 10£ Rarity 

Finest Certified 



2049 1903-H Specimen-63 (PCGS). Smoky gray matte surfaces splashed 

with shades of iridescent rose and pale blue. Boldly rendered de¬ 
sign elements, as one might reasonably expect for a Specimen 
strike. Rare and desirable, currently the only Specimen example 
of this date certified by PCGS. While the exact mintage of Speci¬ 
men coinage dated 1903-H is unknown, it is undoubtedly a very 
low figure. Significantly finer than the 10-cent piece offered as part 
of Lot 4323 in our Kissel and Victoria sale. Watch the specialists 
vie for this one! 

A five-piece 1903 Specimen set is not recorded in the standard handbooks of the se¬ 
ries. However, the 1993 edition of Krause and Mishler’s Standard Catalog of World Coins 
records a three-piece 1903-H Specimen set, and further notes that a double set has been 
seen “on display in Bombay, India." 


2050 Starter collection of high-quality Canadian 10-cent pieces: 

1903-H EF-45 ☆ 1904 AU-50 ☆ 1905 AU-50 ☆ 1907 EF-45 ☆ 1908 
EF-45 ☆ 1913 EF-40 (2) ☆ 1916 AU-58 ☆ 1917 EF-40 ☆ 1918 (6). 
One MS-60; five EF-40 ☆ 1919 EF-40 (5) ☆ 1920 (4). One MS-60; 
three EF-40 ☆ 1921 EF-40 (5) ☆ 1928 EF-40 (2) ☆ 1929 EF-40 ☆ 
1930 (2). MS-60 and EF-40 ☆ 1931 EF-40 (2) ☆ 1934 EF-45 ☆ 1936 
EF 40. (Total: 38 pieces) 

2051 1908 Specimen-65 (ICCS). Lustrous deep gray matte surfaces 
verging on black. From an estimated mintage of 1,000 Specimen 
sets of the year. A nice coin for the interested type collector. 

2052 1909 Large Leaves reverse. MS-63 (PCGS). One of just two ex¬ 
amples of the date at this grade level, with just two other pieces 
attaining higher grades (both MS-64). Frosty and brilliant, with 
splashes of deep golden toning at the rims. Choice for the grade. 

2053 1910 MS-63 (PCGS). Final year of coinage bearing the portrait of 
Edward VIE Deep gold and orange toning highlights on frosty sur¬ 
faces. 



2054 1912 MS-65 (PCGS). A brilliant gem with lively splashes of irides¬ 
cent gold and blue at the peripheries. Sharply struck and aestheti¬ 
cally appealing. A nice coin for the type collector and specialist 
alike. PCGS has certified just three examples of this date at this 
level, with two pieces graded higher. 

2055 Uncirculated Canadian 10-cent piece grouping: ☆ 1914 (2). MS- 
63 and MS-60/63 ☆ 1918 MS-65 ☆ 1919 MS-65 ☆ 1920 MS-65 ☆ 
1929 MS-63 ☆ 1930 MS-63 ☆ 1931 MS-64 ☆ 1932 MS-64. A nice 
selection of Mint State coins, all sharp and lustrous, many with gor¬ 
geous toning highlights. A fine opportunity for the collector of 
Canadian coinage. (Total: 9 pieces) 


2056 1915 MS-65 (PCGS). A frosty gem with pale rose and blue irides¬ 
cence on lustrous surfaces. The lowest mintage of all 10-cent 
pieces from 1904 through 1932. Highly desirable in this high state 
of preservation. 

PCGS has certified a half dozen pieces at this grade level, with just three pieces receiv- 
ing higher grades. 

2057 1916 MS-65 (PCGS). A sharp and lustrous gem, as beautiful as the 
day it left the Mint. A hint of faint rose toning can be seen on the 
reverse. Here is the coin for your type collection. 







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Gorgeous Gem 1918 100 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2058 1918 MS-67 (PCGS). An outstanding gem of undisputed physical 
and aesthetic quality. Lively splashes of iridescent blue and rose 
add immeasurably to the overall quality of this coin. If you are ac¬ 
tively seeking the finest Canadian coins available, here is a 10-cent 
piece from the reign of King George V that currently cannot be 
improved upon, at least as far as grade is concerned. Take a long, 
loving look, then bid accordingly! 

PCGS has certified two examples of this date at the MS-67 level, with no pieces graded 
higher. Indeed, in the entire George V 10-cent series (1911-1936), just 13 examples of all 
dates have been graded MS-67, and not a single piece has been awarded a higher grade. 
This coin is one of the finest Canadian 10-cent pieces of George V currently available. 

2059 1918 MS-66 (PCGS). A richly toned representative of this date, vir¬ 
tually as nice as they come. Deep iridescent shades of rich gold and 
violet grace the boldly rendered design elements and frosty fields. 
If you are a connoisseur of beautifully toned original coins, you 
will do well to take a look at this coin. 

PCGS has certified eight examples of this date at this grade level, with two pieces 
graded higher. 

2060 1919 MS-66 (PCGS). A frosty and brilliant gem of outstanding 
physical quality and aesthetic appeal. A faint hint of pale rose ton¬ 
ing graces the lovely surfaces. One of seven submissions of this 
date at the MS-66 level, with no pieces graded higher. As sharp and 
brilliant as the day it was minted. 

2061 1919 MS-65 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous with a splash of pale 
gold at the rims. 



2062 1921 MS-65 (PCGS). Rich iridescent tones of violet and rose grace 
the lustrous surfaces of this choice coin. While not the great rarity 
that certain other 1921 dated Canadian issues are, this coin is still 
quite elusive in the gem category, and prospective bidders would 
do well to consider this when the coin crosses the auction block. 

2063 1921 MS-65 (PCGS). Iridescent steel gray surfaces with splashes of 
rose toning in evidence. A popular date. Scarce this nice. 

PCGS has certified just six examples of this date at this grade level, with four coins re¬ 
ceiving higher grades. 

2064 1929 MS-65 (PCGS). Richly toned in deep iridescent shades of 
gold, blue, and orange. One of four pieces certified at this grade 
level, with an additional four pieces at higher grade levels. 

2065 1930 MS-64 (PCGS). A splendid representative of the type. Bril¬ 
liant and frosty, with radiant cartwheel lustre on satiny surfaces. 
Splashes of gold at the rims. 

2066 1931 MS-65 (PCGS). Sharp and frosty, with pale iridescent shades 
of gold heightening the overall eye appeal. One of six coins graded 
MS-65 by PCGS, with just two pieces receiving higher grades. 


2067 1931 MS-64 (PCGS). Fully brilliant at the center, with iridescent 
splashes of pale rose at the rims. Extremely lustrous. 



2068 1931 MS-63. Very choice for the grade, with sharp design elements 
and frosty silver surfaces adding to the overall aesthetic appeal. A 
hint of pale gold can be seen in the recessed areas. 


2069 1933 MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous and sharply struck. Mostly brilliant 
surfaces with wisps of golden iridescence on the reverse. Only 
672,368 were minted; one of the lowest production figures of the 
design type. 


Specimen 1934 100 Rarity 

Only Example Graded 



2070 1934 Specimen-65 (PCGS). Boldly rendered design details and 
matte surfaces lightly toned in shades of pale gold^d rose. Mint¬ 
age unknown, but certainly very rare. This is the only Specimen 
1934 10-cent piece certified by PCGS in any grade. Indeed, our 
landmark sales of the Kissel and Victoria and Frontenac collec¬ 
tions lacked an example of this date in the Specimen format. A 
lovely gem that will soon take its rightful place in an advanced col¬ 
lection of Canadian coinage. 


2071 1934 MS-62. Fully brilliant with a hint of gold on both lustrous sur¬ 
faces. A nice coin for a type collection. 

2072 Quartette of popular 10-cent piece issues: ☆ 1934 AU-55 (ICCS). 
Brilliant with splashes of deep golden toning ☆ 1940 MS-66 
(PCGS). Brilliant and frosty, the only example of this date graded 
at this level, with none graded higher ☆ 1944 MS-64 (PCGS). 
Deeply toned in rich shades of iridescent blue and rose. A lovely 
coin ☆ 1953 Shoulder Strap. Prooflike-67 (PCGS). From the first 
year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Frosty design elements 
stand boldly out from deep mirror fields. Splashes of iridescent 
gold at the rims. One of just two examples graded at this level, with 
none graded higher. (Total: 4 pieces) 


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Specimen-62 1938 10-Cents 


2073 1938 Specimen-62 (PCGS). Beautiful iridescent blue, gold and sil¬ 
ver gray toning enhance the reflective obverse surface. The reverse 
is a more even light gray and pale blue color. An outstanding ex¬ 
ample of a scarce and desirable issue, worthy of your serious bid¬ 
ding consideration. As if to underscore its rarity, PCGS has certi¬ 
fied just two Specimen 1938 10-cent pieces in all grades, this coin 
and an example graded slightly higher. 

From our Frontenac Sale, November 1991, Lot 5260. 

Desirable 1939 Specimen 100 


2074 1939 Specimen-64 (PCGS). Mirror finish. Mintage figure un¬ 
known, although undoubtedly quite small. Pale golden surfaces. A 
trivial mark is seen on the obverse effigy’s cheek, and is mentioned 
solely for accuracy. Specimen examples of this date are infre¬ 
quently offered for sale, and the wise numismatist would do well 
to bid liberally for this lovely coin. 

PCGS has certified just two 1939 10-cent pieces at the Specimen-64 level, with a single 
coin achieving a higher grade. 

2075 1944 MS-64 (PCGS). Frosty obverse design elements form a pleas¬ 
ing cameo contrast with satiny brilliant fields. A very attractive 
coin. 


1946 Specimen 100 Rarity 

None Certified Finer 


2076 1946 Specimen-65 (PCGS). From an estimated mintage of just 15 
Specimen sets (although additional pieces of various denomina¬ 
tions may have been struck). Currently tied with two other pieces 
for the finest certified example of this date. Lightly frosted central 
design motifs form a pleasing contrast with deep mirror fields. 
Careful examination under low magnification reveals some minor 
lintmarks, and an unusual circular depression immediately above 
the E in GEORGIVS on the obverse. Rare; unusual; attractive; 
what more could today’s knowledgeable collector desire? 

20-Cent pieces 


Specimen 1858 20 ( 

Plain Edge 


2077 1858 Specimen 20«h Plain edge. Specimen-45 to 50. Die align¬ 
ment: 360° (medal turn). Iridescent steel gray surfaces. Exact mint¬ 
age figure unknown, but undoubtedly very low and highly desir¬ 
able as such. A few scattered marks, as might be expected for the 
grade, otherwise quite attractive overall. 










2078 1858 EF-40. A pale rose and golden example of this popular Prov¬ 
ince of Canada issue, a denomination not issued by the Dominion 
of Canada. A most suitable example of this one-year-only type 
coin. 


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25-Cent Pieces _ 

The Province of Canada’s fledgling coining efforts in 1858- 
1859 did not produce working dies for a 25-cent coin, causing 
the Dominion of Canada to create new dies for this brand-new 
denomination. The reverse style features crossed boughs of 
sweet maple, tied at the bottom by a ribbon. At the top is St. 
Edward’s crown. 

As a rule, choice Almost Uncirculated and Uncirculated 25- 
cent and 50-cent pieces of Queen Victoria are quite elusive. 
Many of the gem examples known today are here for the 
collecting fraternity to enjoy more as a matter of chance than 
intent. Many high-grade examples of the smaller denomina¬ 
tions are known to today’s collectors, quite probably because 
it was easier to save a cent or a 10-cent piece than it was to save 
one of the larger denominations. Some very attractive rarities 
in the 25-cent series are about to cross the auction block, 
offering the attentive bidder a sterling opportunity to add to 
his or her cabinet. 


Gem MS-65 1870 250 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2079 1870 MS-65 (PCGS). A lovely representative example from the 
first year of the series. A silver gray portrait of youthful Queen 
Victoria shares the obverse with elegant splashes of iridescent 
gold, sky blue, and rose. Similar shades enhance the reverse sur¬ 
faces. Only two examples of this date have achieved the MS-65 
grade, with none graded higher. Several examples of this date 
have been graded lower, but this is the coin for the collector who 
fancies the finest of numismatic items. 


Choice MS-64 1870 250 



2080 1870 MS-64 (PCGS). Boldly rendered design elements and satiny 

silver gray surfaces lightly splashed in iridescent shades of pale 
blue and pale green. One of four examples at this grade level, with 
two pieces graded higher. A nice coin for the specialist and type 
collector alike. 


2082 Selection of Victorian 25-cent pieces: ☆ 1870 Narrow 0 variety. F 
15. First year of issue. Dark ☆ 1871 VF-20. Dark ☆ 1880-H Wide J 
variety. EF-40. Dark ☆ 1882 VF-20. Gold and blue toning at thJ 
rims ☆ 1883-H VF-20. Dipped long ago and naturally retoned q 
1892 EF-40 ☆ 1894 (2). AU-55 and EF-45 ☆ 1900 (2). MS-60 anc 
EF-40 ☆1901 VF-30. Final year in the Victorian 25-cent series. (TcJ 
tal: 11 pieces) 

2083 1872-H AU-55. An outstanding representative example of thi 
popular early Victorian 25-cent issue. Lustrous surfaces vividll 
splashed with rich iridescent shades of gold and royal blue. A gen 
at this grade level. 

2084 1872-H AU-50. A second pleasing example of this popular issue 
Dusky silver gray surfaces splashed with iridescent shades of pale 
rose. Choice for the grade. 

2085 Selection of 25-cent pieces from the reigns of four different mon 
archs. Queen Victoria: ☆ 1872-H VF-20. Edward VII: ☆ 1909 VF 
20. George V: ☆ 1913 (2). EF-45, and VF-20 ☆ 1914 VF-30 ☆ 1918 
VF-30 ☆ 1919 (3). One AU-50; two VF-30. George VI: ☆ 1947 
Maple Leaf. MS-60. A nice selection of 25-cent pieces. (Total: 1C 
pieces) 

2086 1874-H AU-58. Iridescent steel gray surfaces vividly splashed with 
shades of pale rose and blue. Quite scarce this nice (as are nearh 
all Victorian issues in all denominations). 

V j 

2087 Large selection of Canadian 25-cent pieces: ☆> 1874-H AU-50 ☆ 

1902 AU-50- ☆ 1904 EF-45 ☆ 1905 EF-40 ☆ 1906 EF-40 ☆ 1907 EF 
45 ☆ 1908 EF-45 ☆ 1909 VF-30 ☆ 1911 EF-45 1912 AU-50 

1913 (2). AU-50 and EF-45 ☆ 1914 AU-50 ☆ 1917 AU-50 ☆ lOlS 
MS-63 (2) ☆ 1919 (4). Three MS-60; one AU-50 ☆ 1920 AU-50 it 
1928 (2). MS-60 and AU-55 ☆ 1929 AU-50 ☆ 1930 AU-50 ☆ 19311 
AU-50 ☆ 1932 MS-63 ☆ 1933 EF-40 ☆ 1934 (2). MS-63 and EF-40 ☆ 
1935 AU-50 ☆ 1936 Dot. AU-50 ☆ 1938 MS-60 (Total: 33 pieces) 


Superb Gem 1882-H 25£ 

Finest Certified 



2088 


1882-H MS-66 (PCGS). A lovely coin of stunning gem quality, and 
the finest example of the date certified (by two grading points). 
Satiny silver gray surfaces richly toned in shimmering iridescent 
shades of blue and rose. A numismatically desirable and aestheti¬ 
cally appealing example of the Heaton Mint’s late 19th-century 
handiwork. Rare and desirable. 


After the issue of 1882, the Heaton Mint would produce 25-cent pieces for Canada injj 
just three more years, 1883, 1890, and 1902. 


2081 1870 MS-63 (PCGS). Fully brilliant with outstanding cartwheel lus¬ 

tre on both sides. Hints of pale golden toning and a strong strike 
heighten the overall aesthetic appeal. Another opportunity to ob¬ 
tain this scarce and desirable issue in a Mint State grade. 


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Desirable Gem 1883-H 250 



2089 1883-H MS-65 (PCGS). Satiny gray surfaces splashed with irides¬ 
cent rose lustre. Well struck, with even the finest of design details 
readily apparent when viewed under low magnification. The only 
example of this date graded MS-65 by PCGS; one piece has been 
graded higher. Another opportunity for the specialist or type col¬ 
lector to acquire a gem Victorian 25-cent piece. 



2090 1883-H MS-60. Delightful cartwheel lustre glows warmly beneath 
splashes of iridescent gold and silver gray toning. Satiny surfaces. 
Attractive for the grade. 


Very Rare 1889 25c 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2091 1889 MS-63 (PCGS). The lowest mintage in the entire Canadian 

25-cent series, one of 66,324 pieces minted (a figure only slightly 
larger than our own 1916 Standing Liberty quarter dollar). Fully 
brilliant and sharply struck, with radiant cartwheel lustre on both 
sides. A frosty coin with many claims to a higher grade. PCGS has 
certified just two examples of this date at the MS-63 level, with 
none graded higher! Here, then, for your bidding pleasure is cer¬ 
tainly one of the finest known examples of this rare and desirable 
date. 


Low-Mintage 1894 250 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2092 1894 MS-65 (PCGS). A visually charming piece with frosty, lus¬ 
trous surfaces lightly splashed with shades of iridescent rose. From 
a moderately low mintage (220,000 pieces), and quite scarce in the 
Mint State grades. Indeed, just three examples of this date have 
been called MS-65 by PCGS, with none graded higher. Don’t hesi¬ 
tate here, for it may be some time before a piece of comparable 
quality and beauty is offered. 



2093 1902-H MS-64. A lovely coin. Iridescent pale gray and sky blue ton¬ 

ing highlights grace the lustrous, mattelike surfaces of this choice 
coin. 



2094 1902-H MS-64. From the first year of coinage bearing the likeness 
of Edward VII. Frosty and brilliant, with radiant cartwheel lustre 
prominently displayed on both sides. A superb coin for the finest 
of type collections. 

2095 1905 MS-61 (PCGS). Scarce and desirable in the Mint State grade 
range. Indeed, PCGS has certified four additional examples of this 
date at higher levels, but none higher than MS-64. Frosty golden 
surfaces. 


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2096 1908 Specimen-63. Rare and desirable, from an estimated mint¬ 
age of 1,000 Specimen sets. Frosty mattelike Fields and boldly ren¬ 
dered design elements encircled by a high wire rim on both sides. 
Pale champagne toning highlights. 


Gem 1911 “Godless” 250 

Tied for Finest Certified 


Gem 1921 250 



1921 MS-65 (PCGS). Sharply struck and virtually mark-free. Pale 
golden lustre radiates warmly on frosty surfaces. Gem quality 1921 
25-cent pieces are seldom offered in today’s numismatic market 
place, and we advise the interested collector to bid liberally on this-j 
beauty, for who knows when another of equal quality will become 
available! 



2097 1911 MS-66 (PCGS). An outstanding example of the popular 
“godless” obverse variety, only issued in the first year of the reign 
of King George V. Largely brilliant at the center, with deep irides¬ 
cent rainbow highlights at the rims. Sharp and attractive, one of 
five submissions called MS-66 by PCGS, with no examples of this 
date graded higher. A true gem in every sense of the word. 

This popular numismatic issue is called the “godless” variety owing to the omission of 
the words DEI GRATIA from the obverse die. This lack of reference to the Almighty 
caused some public outcry throughout the year. A modified version of the legend, DEI 
GRA, made its appearance on the coinage in 1912. 



2098 1915 AU-58 (PCGS). Radiant cartwheel lustre and brilliant sur¬ 
faces. Just a hint of rubbing on the high points keeps this from a 
much higher grade designation. Scarce and desirable, the lowest 
mintage in the GEORGE V 25-cent series (1911-1936). As a testi¬ 
mony to the overall desirability of the date, PCGS has certified just 
two examples of this date at the AU-58 level, and only two Mint 
State coins! Don’t miss this opportunity to place a scarce issue in 
your cabinet. 


PCGS lists just one specimen of this elusive date at the MS-65 grade level, with a single: 
MS-66 coin currently the only example of this date graded higher. Apparently, these lov» 
population numbers speak for themselves. 


Elusive Gem 1927 250 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2102 1927 MS-65 (PCGS). Sharp and brilliant, with splashes of pale 
golden toning on lustrous surfaces. The finest of design details can 
be plainly seen under low magnification. One of just three pieces- 
certified at this level by PCGS, with none graded higher. If you are 
actively seeking the finest Canadian coins currently available, give 
careful consideration to this lovely gem. 


2103 1928 MS-65 (PCGS). A lustrous coin with deep gold and umber 
iridescence on all surfaces. Choice for the grade. A nice selection 
for the connoisseur of richly toned coins. 

PCGS has certified just four examples of this date at the MS-65 level, and only two at a 
higher level. 


2104 1929 MS-63 (PCGS). Brilliant and attractive, with splashes of iri¬ 
descent violet at the rims. 


2099 King George V trio, all certified by PCGS: ☆ 1917 MS-63. Mostly 
brilliant with splashes of golden toning ☆ 1918 AU-58. A lot of 
coin for the grade ☆ 1936 MS-63. Mostly brilliant with gold and 
blue toning at the rims. A nice start to a 25-cent piece collection. 
(Total: 3 pieces) 

2100 1918 MS-64 (PCGS). Brilliant at the obverse center with a rich 
golden halo at the rim. Iridescent blue and gold reverse highlights. 
A nice selection for a type collection. 


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2105 1930 MS-65 (PCGS). A sharp and brilliant coin with radiant cart¬ 
wheel lustre and a hint of pale golden toning heightening the over¬ 
all quality. One of just two examples of this date called MS-65 by 
PCGS, with one piece attaining a higher grade. Ideally suited for 
inclusion in the finest of numismatic cabinets. 

2106 1930 MS-64 (PCGS). A sharp and brilliant specimen of the date. 
Splashes of pale rose toning grace the peripheries. Ideally suited 
for inclusion in a high-grade type set. 

2107 1931 MS-63. Satiny silver gray surfaces lightly splashed with irides¬ 
cent rose and gold. A high-grade specimen of a date that is ex¬ 
tremely elusive in the Uncirculated grade range. 

Many dates in the George V 25-cent piece series are extremely difficult to locate in 
Uncirculated grades, and the 1931 issue is certainly one of these. Other very scarce dates 
include 1921, 1927, 1933, and 1934. 

2108 1936 MS-64 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous. A nice candidate for a 
type collection. 


Desirable 1936 “Dot” 250 



2109 1936 Dot variety. MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous satiny surfaces lightly 

splashed with shades of pale gold. Well struck for the issue, a 
lovely coin that exhibits strong claims to a higher grade. Scarce 
and desirable. A total of 14 Mint State submissions of this date 
have been graded by PCGS, the highest of which is a single MS-65 
piece. Don’t miss this opportunity. 

King George V passed away in 1936. Owing to an urgent need for coins of this de¬ 
nomination in early 1937, and before the delivery of the dies bearing the effigy of 
George VI, an emergency issue of 25-cent pieces was struck To signify that these coins 
were struck in 1937, a small dot was added beneath the bow ribbons on the reverse. This 
intriguing variety has fascinated collectors ever since. 


2110 1936 Dot variety. MS-63 (PCGS). A second example of this desir¬ 

able variety. Mostly brilliant with splashes of deep iridescent gold 
and rose in evidence. A nice coin for the grade. 


2111 1936 Dot variety. MS-63 (ICCS). A scarce and popular issue. Bril¬ 
liant surfaces with splashes of faint gold toning. Very choice for 
the grade. 

2112 An appealing collection of 25-cent pieces, with an average as¬ 

signed grade of MS-63 to 64: ☆ 1937 ☆ 1939 (2) ☆ 1940 ☆ 1941 
(2) 1942 ☆ 1943 (2) ☆ 1944. Reverse planchet flaw on edge at 

12:00 ☆ 1945 (2) ☆ 1946 ☆ 1947 (2) ☆ 1947 Maple Leaf ☆ 1948 ☆ 
1949 ☆ 1950 ☆ 1951 High Relief features ☆ 1952 High Relief fea¬ 
tures. An attractive grouping, most exhibiting iridescent shades of 
rose and gold toning. (Total: 21 pieces) 

2113 Quintette of Canadian 25-cent pieces, each certified by PCGS: ☆ 
1937 MS-63. First year of coinage for the reign of King George VI 
☆ 1938 MS-61 ☆ 1945 MS-64 (2) ☆ 1947 Maple Leaf. MS-63. A nice 
selection. (Total: 5 pieces) 

2114 1939 MS-65 (ICCS). A frosty pale golden specimen of this popular 
25-cent issue. 

2115 Delightful 25-cent trio, each coin certified by PCGS: ☆ 1941 MS- 
66. A gorgeous, satiny gem. Brilliant at the obverse center with iri¬ 
descent violet and gold predominating on the reverse. The only- 
example of this date certified at this grade level, with none 
graded higher ☆ 1944 MS-65. Iridescent orange and violet toning 
highlights. Very attractive. One of just four specimens at this grade 
level, with none higher ☆ 1953 Shoulder Strap variety. Prooflike- 
66 (PCGS). Frosty design motifs and deep mirror fields. While 
PCGS has certified eight examples at this grade level, none have 
attained a higher grade. A quality selection for the attentive col¬ 
lector. (Total: 3 pieces) 

Desirable 1946 Specimen 250 

Estimated Mintage: 15 Pieces 



2116 1946 Specimen-65 (PCGS). A lovely gem representative of this 
year’s Specimen coinage, with frosty design elements heavily con¬ 
trasted with deep mirror fields. A splash of pale gold gives the re¬ 
verse caribou a hint of natural color. One of just three Specimen 
25-cent pieces certified at this grade level, with none graded 
higher. An unbeatable combination of rarity and quality. Don’t 
pass on this one, for it may be some time before a comparable ex¬ 
ample is offered. 

The estimated mintage of 1946 Specimen sets has been placed at just 15 sets, although 
individual pieces of the various denominations may also have been coined Even then, 
the mintage figure is undoubtedly very low. 




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2117 1947 Maple Leaf variety. Specimen-65, cameo (ICCS). Total 

Specimen mintage unknown, although probably quite low. Mod¬ 
erately frosted design elements stand boldly out from deep mirror 
fields. A high-quality gem with superlative eye appeal. 

50-Cent Pieces 

The 1858-1859 Province of Canada coinage did not include 
a 50-cent denomination coin. In 1870 the Royal Mint created 
dies for this denomination. Engraver L.C. Wyon used the same 
portrait model as he did for his 25-cent piece design, the 
crowned bust of Victoria by William Theed. 


Uncirculated 1872-H 500 


2118 1872-H MS-63 (PCGS). Final A in CANADA boldly repunched. 
Brilliant and frosty, with all design elements presented in a sharp 
and clear manner. Radiant cartwheel lustre heightens the overall 
quality. Victorian 50-cent pieces are considered quite rare in 
grades of AU or finer, and an early date in the series (such as this) 
is virtually assured of strong bidding competition. PCGS has certi¬ 
fied just three examples of this date at this grade level, with two 
pieces graded higher. Rare and desirable. 


Lustrous 1872-H 500 


2119 1872-H AU-58 (PCGS). A lustrous specimen with the faintest hint 
of rubbing on the high points. Sharply struck and aesthetically ap¬ 
pealing. Only nine Mint State specimens of this date have been 
certified. 


Outstanding 1881-H 500 





2120 1881-H MS-63 (NGC). Rare and desirable. An outstanding repre¬ 
sentative specimen of the date, with pale golden toning highlights 
on boldly lustrous surfaces. Well struck for the issue, with even the 
finest design details plainly evident. Worthy of strong bidder sup¬ 
port. Ideally suited for the type collector and advanced specialist 
alike. 

While the quantity of Uncirculated 1881-H 50-cent pieces is un¬ 
known to this writer, undoubtedly it is quite small. PCGS has certi¬ 
fied just four examples of this date in all Uncirculated grades, the 
highest of these being MS-64. 


2121 Selection of high-grade 50-cent pieces: ☆ 1882-H EF-45 ☆ 1894 
VF-3 ☆ 1896 EF-45 ☆ 1898 EF-45 (2) ☆ 1899 Narrow 9s. AU-50 ☆ 
1899 Wide 9s. EF-45 ☆ 1904-H (3). One AU-55; two AU-50 ☆ 1907 
AU-55 (2) ☆ 1908 AU-50 ☆ 1909 (3). One MS-60; two AU-50. Many 
of the dates included in this lot are quite elusive in the higher cir¬ 
culated grades, and acquisition of this group would be an impor¬ 
tant step towards the completion of a Canadian 50-cent piece col¬ 
lection. (Total: 16 pieces) 






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2122 1904 AU-50 (ICCS). Sharp and lustrous, attractive for the grade. 
Scarce and desirable, from a very low mintage of just 60,000 
pieces, the second lowest 50-cent piece output during the reign of 
Edward VII. A key date. 



2123 1908 MS-64 (PCGS). Sharp and lustrous. Iridescent gold and blue 
halos encircle brilliant central devices. Aesthetically appealing, 
and quite scarce at this grade level. A nice candidate for a type col¬ 
lection. 

PCGS has certified seven specimens of this date at the MS-64 grade level, with but two 
examples receiving higher grades. 



2124 1917 MS-64 (PCGS). One of just two pieces certified at this grade 
level, with two additional examples receiving slightly higher 
grades. A satiny and lustrous coin with faint iridescent rose toning 
evenly dispersed on all surfaces. A popular date that is often in¬ 
cluded in Canadian type sets. 


Appealing 1918 50£ 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2125 1918 MS-64 (PCGS). One of six pieces certified at this level by 
PCGS, with no examples of this date graded higher. Rich, irides¬ 
cent gold, orange and blue toning highlights form a crescent 
moon effect on the obverse, the rest of which is fully brilliant. The 
reverse is attractively toned in the same shades over the entire sur¬ 
face. Choice for the grade, rare this nice. 



2126 1919 MS-61. Lustrous satiny surfaces graced with splashes of iri¬ 
descent gold. Choice for the grade. A nice coin for inclusion in 
your type set. 

2127 1919 MS-60 (ICCS). Fully brilliant with a splash of pale golden 
toning. A lovely coin for inclusion in a type collection. 

More than 144,000 50-cent pieces were melted in 1920, and it is 
believed they were all dated 1919. 


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Extremely Rare 1921 500 

“King of Canadian Coins” 


Obverse of Lot 2128 


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“King of Canadian Coins” 



Reverse of Lot 2128 


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“King of Canadian Coins” 



2128 1921 MS-65 (PCGS). Of the greatest rarity, and certainly one of 
the brightest stars in the Canadian numismatic firmament. Sharply 
struck and fully lustrous, with splashes of dusky iridescent topaz 
heightening the outstanding aesthetic appeal. Currently tied for 
finest certified, one of only two examples at this grade level. The 
1921 50-cent piece is frequently referred to as the “King of Cana¬ 
dian Coins.” Although 206,398 pieces were minted, most of them 
were melted prior to their release. Today, perhaps 50 to 75 ex¬ 
amples are known, the majority of these in the lower circulated 
grades. A very few Uncirculated examples exist, and a few Speci¬ 
men pieces are known as well. The superb coin offered here is eas¬ 
ily the equivalent to Lot:4201 in our Kissel and Victoria Collec¬ 
tions sale of September 1989, a coin that was called MS-65; after 
furious bidding activity, that piece changed hands at the record 
price of $ 110,000. 

The exact number of 1921 50-cent pieces that survive today is 
unknown and variously estimated. The 1993 edition of the Stan¬ 



dard Catalog of World Coins by Krause and Mishler estimates be¬ 
tween 75 and 100 pieces known; the Charlton Canadian Guide sug¬ 
gests a figure of around 75 pieces. While the exact number of 1921 
50-cent pieces in existence may never be known with certainty, we 
can emphatically state that it is, far and away, the rarest date in the 
series. 

We proudly offer this landmark rarity in the Canadian coinage 
series, a coin that offers an unexcelled opportunity for the ad¬ 
vanced collector to acquire an example that is easily among the fin¬ 
est known. 

Demand for 50-cent pieces in Canada was very low in the 1920s, and only about 28,000 
pieces were issued between 1921 and early 1929. This number was, most likely, com¬ 
posed entirely of 1920 dated pieces. Although 206,398 pieces are recorded as having 
been struck in 1921, the vast majority of this issue appears to have neen melted in 1929. 
This silver was subsequently recoined to 1929-dated pieces. It is suspected that the 1921 
50-cent pieces that survive today are coins that were originally issued in the very rare 
Specimen sets, together with a similarly small number of pieces sold to visitors at the 
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2129 No Lot 

2130 1931 AU-58. From a low mintage of just 57,581 pieces. Fully bril¬ 
liant with just a hint of pale toning at the rims. Some faint rubbing 
on the high points. 

From Stack’s December 1989sale, Lot 3545, where it was called “Bril¬ 
liant Uncirculated, lightly cleaned. ” 

2131 1934 AU-58 (PCGS). A scarce coin, one ofjust 39,539 minted. Bril¬ 
liant and frosty, with splashes of pale gold on both sides. Just a hint 
of rubbing on the high points keeps this from a much higher 
grade. The only piece certified at this grade level by PCGS, with six 
Uncirculated coins also graded, the highest of these at the MS-65 
level. A nice buying opportunity for the attentive collector. 

2132 Large group of high-grade 50-cent pieces: ☆ 1937 (3). Two MS-63, 
and one AU-55 ☆ 1938 MS-63 ☆ 1939 MS-63 ☆ 1940 MS-63 ☆ 
1943 MS-61 (2) ☆ 1944 AU-55 ☆ 1945 MS-63 ☆ 1946 MS-64 ☆ 

1947 Maple Leaf. MS-63/65, prooflike ☆ 1947 Straight 7. MS-63 ☆ 

1948 AU-50. The following dates have an average grade of MS-63: 
☆ 1949 ☆ 1950 ☆ 1951 (2) ☆ 1952 (2) ☆ 1953 Small Date, No 
Shoulder Fold (2) ☆ 1953 Large Date, Shoulder Fold ☆ 1954 ☆ 
1955. (Total: 25 pieces) 

2133 1938 MS-64 (ICCS). A frosty gem. One of 192,018 pieces minted 
this year. Very choice for the grade. 



2134 1939 MS-64 (PCGS). Mostly brilliant, with splashes of iridescent 
rose and sea green at the rims. Mirrorlike reverse surface. Scarce 
this nice, one ofjust four examples of the date at this grade level 
(one piece has received a higher grade). 



2135 1939 MS-64 (PCGS). One of just four coins certified by PCGS at 

this level, with a single MS-65 piece attaining a higher grade. Sub¬ 
dued rose and orange toning highlights on the obverse contrast 
nicely with mirrorlike brilliant reverse finish. A lovely gem. 



2136 1942 MS-63 (PCGS). Brilliant and frosty. Tied for finest certified, 

one of five coins at this grade level. A nice selection for a type col¬ 
lection. 


2137 Pair of popular 50-cent issues, both certified by PCGS: ☆ 1943 
MS-65. Richly toned in deep rose and blue shades. Frosty surfaces. 
None certified higher ☆ 1945 MS-65. Frosty and lustrous, with 
pale rose toning highlights on the obverse and a sharp and bril¬ 
liant reverse. None certified higher. Each of these coins is cur¬ 
rently the only specimen of the date certified at the MS-65 level. A 
nice opportunity for the interested collector. (Total: 2 pieces) 


Desirable 1946 Specimen 500 Rarity 



2138 1946 Specimen-65 (PCGS). A frosty and appealing cameo. Per¬ 
haps as few as 15 Specimen sets were struck this year, obviously a 
rarity always in great demand. One of three examples of this issue 
certified at this level by PCGS, with one piece at a higher level. A 
• splendid bidding opportunity. Representative examples of this rar¬ 
ity were missing from both our September 1989 and March 1990 
offerings of Canadian rarities. 

Under low magnification, the casual observer will see what appears to be a group of 
circular pin scratches at the obverse effigy's jawline and neck area. Further examination 
reveals these lines to be raised on the coin’s surface, and as such, were probably caused 
by depressions in the working die’s surface. 


1946 Specimen-65 500 



2139 1946 Specimen-65 (PCGS). One of three such pieces certified at 
this grade level. A hint of pale iridescent gold is noted at the rims. 
Rare and desirable. Easily as fine as Lot 3503 in our ANA Centen¬ 
nial Auction sale. 

From obverse die with raised lines at the effigy’s jaw and neck 
area. 



2140 1946 MS-64 (PCGS). Speckled gold and violet toning highlights on 
highly reflective surfaces. One ofjust five pieces called MS-64 by 
PCGS, with only one specimen graded higher. Scarce and under¬ 
valued. 


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2141 1947 Straight 7 in Date. MS-64 (ICCS). Sharp and brilliant, with 

just a hint of pale gold at the rims. Bottom of 7 in date points dis¬ 
tinctly to the left. A lovely gem 50-cent piece. 



2142 1947 Curved 7 style. MS-65 (PCGS). Variety with 7 in date curved 
distinctly to the right. Currently the finest certified by PCGS! 

Splashes of iridescent rose and gold on highly reflective surfaces. 
A superb gem of outstanding aesthetic quality. 

2143 1947 Maple Leaf, Straight 7 variety. MS-65 (PCGS). The PCGS 
holder erroneously states “CUR LFT.” The variety wherein the 7 
in the date curves ever so slightly to the left is actually called the 
Straight 7 variety, whereas the variety wherein the bottom of the 7 
in the date curves boldly to the right is the actual “curved 7” vari¬ 
ety. Fully brilliant with vivid splashes of iridescent rose, gold, 
green, and violet on the obverse. Satiny mirrorlike reverse finish. 

2144 1947 Maple Leaf, Straight 7 variety. MS-63/65. A second lovely 
example of this popular issue. Surfaces vividly splashed in irides¬ 
cent shades of gold, blue, orange, and sea green. 


2145 1948 MS-64 (PCGS). Scarce and desirable, from a mintage of 
37,784 pieces, the lowest mintage figure in the George VI 50-cent 
series, and one of the lowest mintage figures in the entire Cana¬ 
dian 50-cent series. Only two examples of this date have been 
graded higher by PCGS. Dusky deep rose and violet toning high¬ 
lights. 

2146 1951 Specimen-66 (ICCS). A nice example of the 50-cent Speci¬ 
men coinage of this year. Shades of pale gold can be seen on the 
high design points. The surfaces are fully mirrorlike, and the strike 
is sharp. 


Silver dollars 

Canada first minted the silver dollar denomination fo 
general circulation in 1935, a date that coincided with the 25tln 
anniversary of King George V’s ascension to the Englism 
throne. In 1936 the obverse legends were changed from the 
previous year’s commemorative titulature to that which hac 
become standard for the British Empire. Silver dollars wen- 
issued from 1935 through 1939, when the Second World Wa 
caused a halt in their production. No silver dollars were mintec 
dated 1940 through 1944. There has been a dollar coinage ini 
Canada every year since 1945, with many of the annual mintt 
ages serving as commemorative issues. 

Outstanding Gem 1935 $1 

Tied for Finest Certified 


2147 1935 MS-67 (PCGS). An aesthetically appealing coin from the first 
year of Canada’s silver dollar series. Frosty silver gray at the cen¬ 
ters with scintillating pastel colors reflecting boldly from the pe¬ 
ripheral design elements. A true gem. While PCGS has certified 
more than 750 examples of this date in all Mint State grades (in¬ 
cluding 54 MS-66 pieces), only two coins have attained the lofty 
MS-67 grade designation, and none are graded higher. A nice 
start to a Canadian silver dollar collection. 

2148 1935 MS-66 (PCGS). Another gem of this date, “only” graded MS- 
66. Brilliant silver gray at the centers, with iridescent rainbows at 
the rims. 

2149 1935 MS-66 (PCGS). Another lovely gem example, brightly col¬ 
ored in iridescent shades of pale blue and rose. A nice type coin. 

The 1935 Canadian silver dollar issue celebrates the 25th anniversary of the reign of 
King George V. The portrait on the 1935 issue differs somewhat from that of 1936, as 
well as the other coins of King George V, although engraver Percy Metcalfe’s 1935 dollar 
portrait had been used previously for the obverse of some New Zealand and Australian 
coinages. These commemorative silver dollars were issued in cardboard tubes that con¬ 
tained 20 coins. 

2150 Quintette of popular Canadian silver dollar issues, certified by 
various grading services: ☆ 1935 MS-65 (NGC). Lustrous, satiny 
surfaces with a hint of pale rose toning highlights ☆ 1947 Blunt 7. 
MS-63 (ICCS). Brilliant and attractive ☆ 1949 MS-65 (ICCS). A 
frosty and brilliant specimen ☆ 1955 Arnprior. MS-63 (PCGS). At¬ 
tractive for the grade ☆ 1957 Prooflike-66 (PCGS). Deep golden 
toning on the reverse. (Total: 5 pieces) 

2151 Group of Canadian silver dollar issues: ☆ 1935 (4). One MS-65; 
three MS-60 to 63 ☆ 1936 (4). One MS-63/65; three MS-60 to 63 
☆ 1937 MS-60 to 63 (3) ☆ 1939 MS-60 to 63 ☆ 1946 MS-60 to 63 ☆ 
1947 Maple Leaf. AU-55 ☆ 1947 Pointed 7. AU-50 ☆ 1949 MS-65, 
prooflike ☆ 1953 Shoulder Fold. MS-63. A grand offering of silver 
dollars. (Total: 17 pieces) 






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2152 Canadian silver dollar trio: ☆ 1935 MS-64 (ICCS). Lustrous ob¬ 
verse surface lightly toned in shades of pale gold and rose, with 
deep sea green and iridescent navy blue toning highlights on the 
reverse ☆ 1938 MS-63 (ICCS). Frosty and brilliant, a nice coin ☆ 
1949 MS-66 (PCGS). A lovely gem. (Total: 3 pieces) 

2153 Uncirculated dollar quartette: ☆ 1935 MS-62. First year in the se¬ 
ries, also Canada’s first commemorative dollar. Vivid iridescent 
blue toning on the obverse ☆ 1936 MS-61. Fully brilliant ☆ 1938 
MS-62. Brilliant ☆ 1946 AU-58. Reflective surfaces exhibit just a 
hint of rubbing. (Total: 4 pieces) 

Gorgeous Gem 1936 $1 

Tied for Finest Certified 


2154 1936 MS-66 (PCGS). One of just five specimens certified at this 
grade level, with none achieving higher grades. Shimmering irides¬ 
cent shades of violet, sky blue, pale gold, and rose add immeasur¬ 
ably to the outstanding aesthetic quality of this lovely gem coin. If 
you are a connoisseur of vivid original toning highlights, this is the 
coin for you. 

2155 1936 MS-65 (PCGS). A lovely coin with iridescent rose and blue 
toning highlights on all surfaces. Sharp and attractive. 

2156 Canadian silver dollar quartette: ☆ 1936 MS-63. Brilliant, satiny 
surfaces. A nice coin for the grade ☆ 1937 MS-62. Frosty and lus¬ 
trous ☆ 1938 MS-62. Brilliant with a splash of pale rose ☆ 1954 
MS-60/64, prooflike. A few obverse hairlines keep this from a full 
MS-64 grade designation. Deep mirror surfaces and frosty cameo 
devices. (Total: 4 pieces) 

2157 Selection of Canadian silver dollars, each graded by PCGS: ☆ 
1936 MS-63 ☆ 1947 Blunt 7 in date. MS-63 ☆ 1950 No Water 
Lines. Prooflike-64 ☆ 1951 No Water Lines. MS-64 ☆ 1957 No 
Water Lines. Prooflike-66 ☆ 1958 Prooflike-66 ☆ 1959 Prooflike- 
64. A nice starter group of high-grade Canadian dollars. (Total: 7 
pieces) 

2158 A half dozen Canadian silver dollars, each certified by PCGS: ☆ 
1936 MS-63 ☆ 1951 No Water Lines. Prooflike-63 ☆ 1952 Water 
Lines. MS-63 ☆ 1955 Arnprior variety. MS-63 ☆ 1957 Prooflike-66 
☆ 1959 Prooflike-64. An excellent mix of quality and variety. (To¬ 
tal: 6 pieces) 

2159 Popular silver dollar trio: ☆ 1936 MS-61. Pale rose toning high¬ 
lights ☆ 1958 British Columbia commemorative. MS-63, prooflike. 
Popular Totem Pole reverse ☆ 1959 MS-64, prooflike. Fully bril¬ 
liant. (Total: 3 pieces) 



2160 1937 Specimen-65 (PCGS). Mirror finish. Iridescent blue and rose 
toning highlights on reflective steel gray surfaces. A lovely coin 
that would grace the finest cabinet of Canadian coins. Aestheti¬ 
cally appealing. 

PCGS has certified nine examples of this date at this level, with five coins achieving 
higher grades. 

2161 A half dozen Canadian silver dollars: ☆ 1937 AU-58 ☆ 1938 AU- 
58 (2) ☆ 1946 MS-60, prooflike ☆ 1949 MS-64, prooflike ☆ 1958 
MS-62. An attractive grouping of high-grade dollars. (Total: 6 
pieces) 

2162 1938 MS-62/64. A frosty coin with just a hint of pale gold at the 
rims. Scarce this nice, one of 90,304 pieces minted this year. 


Outstanding Specimen 1939 $1 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2163 1939 Specimen-67 (PCGS). Mirror finish. A gem Specimen coin, 
one of just four graded at this level, with none graded higher. 
Certainly one of the finest known of this popular commemorative 
silver dollar issue. Brilliant at the obverse center, with splashes of 
deep royal blue and violet surrounding. The reverse is evenly 
toned in iridescent shades of rose and gold. Highly reflective 
fields. Scarce and desirable. Finer than Frontenac:5265; Kissel and 
Victoria:4250. 

The royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (mother of England's current 
queen, Elizabeth II) in 1939 was a suitable occasion for Ganada’s second commemorative 
silver dollar issue. The design shows the center block of the Parliament buildings in Ot¬ 
tawa. The Latin phrase FIDE SUORUM REGNAT means "He reigns by the faith of his 
people.” 




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2164 1939 Specimen-66 (PCGS). Mirror finish. Frosty design elements 

stand boldly out from deep mirror fields. Pale shades of iridescent 
gold and sky blue enhance the aesthetic appeal. A lovely gem, cer¬ 
tainly worthy of strong bidder support. 

One of seven examples of this date certified at this grade level, with just four pieces 
achieving higher grades. 



2165 1939 Specimen-65 (PCGS). Mirror finish. Frosty brilliant centers 

and deep mirror fields form a pleasing contrast. Splashes of pale 
gold complete the aesthetically appealing picture. A nice selection 
for a type coin collection. One of just six pieces certified at this 
level. 



2166 1939 Specimen-65 (PCGS). Mirror finish. Pale golden mirrors sur¬ 

round frosty golden design elements. Choice for the grade. Scarce 
and desirable. 



2167 1939 Specimen-65 (PCGS). Mirror finish. For the connoisseur of 

vividly toned coins. Iridescent splashes of violet, blue, sea green 
and gold enhance the deep mirror fields and frosty design ele¬ 
ments. An appealing gem. 



2168 1939 Specimen-64 (PCGS). Mirror finish. Fully brilliant, with 
frosty devices and deep mirror fields. Splashes of pale golden ton 
ing heighten the overall attractiveness of this lovely coin. A nice 
coin for your type collection. 



2169 1939 Specimen-64 (PCGS). Mirror finish. Deepjjiirror fields anc 
frosty devices. Fully brilliant, with a splash of pate gold on the ob 
verse. , 


Outstanding Gem 1945 $1 



2170 1945 MS-66 (NGC). Frosty silver gray surfaces splashed with shim 
mering shades of iridescent blue and violet. Finer (by one grading 
point) than any example of the date currently certified by PCGS 
An unbeatable combination of condition rarity and delightful aes 
thetic appeal. 

2171 1945 MS-65 (NGC). Scarce this nice, one of 38,391 silver dollar 
minted this year. Richly toned in deep iridescent gray and golc 
shades. An aesthetically appealing gem. 

2172 1945 MS-62 (ICCS). Scarce and desirable, the third lowest mintag* 
(38,391 pieces) in the entire Canadian silver dollar series. Sharj 
and brilliant, a scattering of insignificant marks keeps this from : 
much higher grade. A great opportunity to purchase a key silve 
dollar. 


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2173 1945 Specimen-65 (PCGS). Brilliant and reflective, with splashes 

of pale rose and gold on both surfaces. Sharply struck, with even 
the tiniest of reverse design elements plainly evident to the un¬ 
aided eye. A choice gem. 

PCGS has certified two Specimen 1945 silver dollars at this grade level, with three 
coins attaining higher grades. 



2174 1945 Specimen-65 (PCGS). Splashes of pale gold and rose adorn 
the deep mirror surfaces and frosty design elements. Another 
lovely example of this popular date. 


Specimen 1945 Silver Dollar 



2175 1945 Specimen-63 (ICCS). A choice example of Specimen silver 

dollar coinage, generally approaching a much higher grade over¬ 
all. Splashes of pale gold at the rims complement the frosty design 
motifs. A superb coin for your bidding pleasure. 

While the exact mintage figure is currently unknown for the Specimen issues of this 
year, the 1993 Standard Catalog of World Coins by Krause and Mishler estimates six 6-piece 
sets were minted; these would include the silver dollar issue. An unknown quantity of 
two-piece sets (cent and five-cent) was also issued. Individual Specimen dollars of the 
year may have been issued by the Ottawa Mint, but it is almost certain that the number 
of surviving examples is extremely small. 


Elusive 1946 Specimen $1 



2176 1946 Specimen-65 (PCGS). Splashes of iridescent golden toning 
highlights the deep mirror fields and frosty design elements. 
Scarce and desirable, a coin for the specialist and type collector 
alike. One of just four examples of the date certified at this grade 
level, with one piece attaining a higher grade. 

The exact mintage of Specimen silver dollars of 1946 is currently unknown, although 
estimates as low as 15 pieces are given. 

2177 1946 MS-63 (PCGS). Frosty design motifs and highly reflective 
fields. A lovely coin at this grade level. Just five specimens of the 
date have been graded higher by PCGS. 

2178 1947 Pointed 7. MS-62 (ICCS). Holder states “With Dot,” doubt¬ 
less referring to an insignificant little mark that appears at the base 
of the 7. This “dot” may or may not appear on other specimens of 
the date. Fully brilliant with pale golden highlights. 

2179 1947 Blunt 7 variety. MS-64 (ICCS). Fully brilliant with frosty de¬ 
sign elements and highly reflective fields. A nice coin for the 
grade. One of two major varieties from a small mintage of just 
65,595 pieces. 

Gem 1947 Maple Leaf $1 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2180 1947 Maple Leaf. MS-65 (PCGS). Vividly toned in iridescent 
shades of deep gold and rose. One of just three pieces at this 
grade level, with none graded higher. An outstanding opportunity 
for the Canadian silver dollar specialist to obtain what is easily one 
of the finest known specimens of this popular date. 

Some Specimen strikings of this and all other denominations dated 1947 bear a tiny 
maple leaf after the date, signifying that they were actually struck in 1948. Early that year, 
the Royal Canadian Mint was awaiting new obverse dies without the ET 1NDE IMP leg¬ 
end. India had been granted its independence from Great Britain, and the king was no 
longer the emperor of India. In order to meet the demand for circulating coinage, coins 
were struck from the 1947 obverse and reverse dies, with the leaf added to indicate the 
incorrect date. After the new obverse matrices and punches arrived later in the vear. 
1948-datcd coins were put into production. 

2181 1947 Maple Leaf. MS-62 (ICCS). A frosty coin with radiant ( art- 
wheel lustre on pleasing surfaces. From a very small mintage of 
21,135 pieces. A nice selection for your type collection. 


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Desirable 1948 Silver Dollar 



2182 1948 MS-63 (ICCS). A brilliant, frosty specimen of the most highly 
desired date in the entire Canadian silver dollar series. Just 18,780 
examples were minted this year. Moderately frosted design motifs 
form a pleasing contrast with reflective mirror fields. Choice for 
the grade. It takes a strong bid to win a coin this nice. 

2183 Gem-quality trio of 1949 Newfoundland commemorative silver 
dollars, including two MS-66 (NGC) and one MS-66 (PCGS). All 
three pieces are richly toned in shades of orange and gold. (Total: 

3 pieces) 

2184 Quartette of high-grade Canadian silver dollars, each certified by 
PCGS: ☆ 1949 MS-66 (2). Both brilliant and frosty. Struck to com¬ 
memorate Newfoundland’s entry into the Dominion of Canada, 
the last province to do so ☆ 1950 Prooflike-66. Brilliant mirror 
fields and frosty devices ☆ 1950 Prooflike-65. Choice for the 
grade, with splashes of pale gold in evidence. A nice group. (Total: 

4 pieces) 


2188 1950 Arnprior. Prooflike-64. A brilliant coin with a few insignift 
cant scattered marks keeping it from a much higher grade. ,| 
choice specimen of this popular variety. 


Desirable 1951 Specimen Silver Dollar 



2189 1951 Specimen-66 (PCGS). A lovely, fully brilliant example of th 
rare Specimen strike of this year. Unknown total mintage, but ur] 
doubtedly very low, probably on the order of under 50 pieces i: 
all. A pleasing and sharply struck Specimen coin, destined for irr 
elusion in an advanced cabinet of Canadian silver dollars. Consid 
erably finer than Kissel and Victoria:4289, plus most others o 
fered in recent memory. 

PCGS has certified six Specimen 1951 dollars at this level, with two coins achievin 
higher grades. 

2190 1951 Prooflike-65 (PCGS). A brilliant coin with5radiant cartwhee 
lustre prominently displayed. Satiny design motifs and mirrorlik 
surfaces form a pleasing contrast. Scarce and desirable this nice. 


2185 Quartette of PCGS.-certified Canadian silver dollars, each bear¬ 
ing the obverse portrait of King George VI: ☆ 1949 MS-66. Bril¬ 
liant and frosty ☆ 1950 Prooflike-66. Rich shades of deep gold and 
umber on frosty surfaces ☆ 1950 Prooflike-65. Sharp and brilliant 
☆ 1951 Prooflike-66. Brilliant and reflective. A quality quartette. 
(Total: 4 pieces) 

2186 Canadian silver dollar trio, each certified by PCGS: ☆ 1949 MS-66. 
Brilliant and frosty ☆ 1950 Prooflike-66. Highly reflective fields ☆ 
1950 Prooflike-65. A frosty gem. (Total: 3 pieces) 


2191 Paii of PCGS-certifiedCanadian silvei dollars: ☆ 1951 Prooflike 
65. Sharp and brilliant ☆ 1952 No Water Lines. Prooflike-65 
Frosty design elements and deep mirror fields. Excessive polishin 
of the reverse die removed the water lines from the area in front o: 
the canoe. A delightful duo. (Total: 2 pieces) 

2192 Pair of PCGS-certified silver dollars: ☆ 1951 Prooflike-65. Shar] 
and brilliant & 1952 No Water Lines. Prooflike-65. Pale golden 
highlights on frosty design elements and mirrorlike fields. (Tota’ 
2 pieces) 


Brilliant Specimen 1950 $1 




2187 1950 Normal Water Lines. Specimen-64. Very rare, from a Speci¬ 

men set of this year. The obverse and reverse surfaces are highly 
reflective, similar to those found on U.S. Proof coins. Areas of 
faint golden peripheral toning are seen on both sides. Sharply 
struck, with full, broad rims. An insignificant reverse rim mark is 
noted at 10:00 for accuracy’s sake. Probably fewer than 20 Speci¬ 
men 1950 Normal Water Lines dollars survive. Don’t miss this op¬ 
portunity. 



2193 1952 Water Lines variety. Specimen-65. A choice gem. Deep miir 
ror fields and lightly frosted devices enhance the overall quality. ^ 
lovely coin for a type collection. 

2194 Trio of Canadian silver dollars displaying different monarchs: ii 
King George VI. 1952 No Water Lines. Prooflike-65 (PCGS 
Frosty and attractive ☆ Elizabeth II. 1953 Shoulder Straps varietyj 
Prooflike-65 (PCGS) (2). Two lovely coins, one with deeply frostec 
cameo design elements, the other only lightly frosted. (Total: J 
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2195 Trio of attractive PCGS-certified dollars in consecutive date order: 
☆ 1952 No Water Lines. Prooflike-65. Brilliant ☆ 1953 Shoulder 
Straps. Prooflike-65. Rich golden tones on reflective surfaces ☆ 
1954 Prooflike-65. Fully brilliant and mirrorlike. (Total: 3 pieces) 

2196 1953 No Shoulder Fold. Specimen-65. Brilliant and untoned, with 
mirrorlike fields. A very faint hairline scratch is noted in the right 
obverse field. Nearly equivalent in quality to the example we of¬ 
fered in our landmark March 1990 auction of Canadian rarities. 

See the Charlton Guide for the diagnostics of the No Shoulder Fold variety: note place- 
ment of the DEI and neighboring beads. 



2197 1953 No Shoulder Fold. MS-65 (PCGS). One of 15 coins at this 
grade level, with no specimens graded higher. Richly toned in 
deep shades of blue, violet, and gold. First year of coinage for 
Queen Elizabeth II (who celebrates her 40th year on the throne in 
1993). 

Outstanding Gem 1953 $1 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2198 1953 Shoulder Straps variety. Prooflike-67 (PCGS). An outstand¬ 
ing coin of delightful gem quality, currently tied as finest certified 
by PCGS. Heavily frosted design elements and deep mirror fields 
form a pleasing cameo contrast. Some faint roughness is noted at 
the obverse effigy’s shoulder, as always seen for this issue (in this 
case, the roughness is so slight that it is barely detectable). One of 
just seven pieces at this lofty grade level, with none graded higher. 

2199 Trio of PCGS-certified silver dollars, each bearing the portrait of 
Queen Elizabeth II: ☆ 1953 Shoulder Straps variety. Prooflike-66. 
Iridescent golden highlights ☆ 1954 Prooflike-66. An outstanding 
gem with frosty design elements and deep mirror fields ☆ 1955 
Prooflike-66. Frosty design elements and highly reflective mirror 
fields. A terrific trio. (Total: 3 pieces) 

2200 Pair of gem 1954 silver dollars, each graded Prooflike-66 by PCGS. 
Both coins exhibit frosty design elements and deep mirror fields. 
(Total: 2 pieces) 


Outstanding Gem 1955 Arnprior $1 

Finest Certified 



2201 1955 Arnprior variety. Prooflike-68 (PCGS). A delightful gem 

specimen of this popular and desirable variety, the only example 
graded at this lofty grade level, with none graded higher. Deep 
mirror fields and lightly frosted design details add immensely to 
the overall aesthetic appeal. 

Late in 1955, a manufacturing firm in Arnprior, Ontario ordered and received some 
2,000 silver dollars for use as Christmas bonuses. It was later discovered that these coins 
had only 1-1/2 water lines (instead of the normal three) to the right of the canoe on the 
reverse. As often happens in this great hobby, this tiny difference became very popular, 
and soon these “Arnprior" coins were collected separately from the “normal” coins of 
this year. These coins are the result of inadvertent overpolishing of individual dies, and 
. as such are not true die varieties. 


2202 1956 Prooflike-68 (PCGS). Heavily frosted cameo devices and 
deep mirror fields. Splashes of pale gold on fully brilliant surfaces. 
Tied for finest certified, one of just eight examples at this lofty 
level, with none graded higher. 

2203 1956 Prooflike-68 (PCGS). Design elements lightly frosted for a 
moderate cameo effect. One of eight examples of this date at this 
grade level, with none graded higher. 

2204 1964 Charlottetown commemorative. Prooflike-68 (PCGS). 

Heavily frosted design details and deep mirror fields form a very 
pleasing cameo contrast. One of just two examples of this popu¬ 
lar date at this grade level, with no coins graded higher. 


Superb Proof 1964 $1 

Finest Certified 



2205 1964 Proof-68 (PCGS). Perhaps the most outstanding specimen of 
the popular Charlottetown commemorative dollar, with deep 
“black” mirror fields and heavily frosted design elements of virtu¬ 
ally unimprovable quality. The finest example of this date certi¬ 
fied by PCGS, and worthy of strong bidder support. Quite prob¬ 
ably the most attractive Charlottetown commemorative dollar cur¬ 
rently known. 

2206 1965 Large Beads, Pointed 5 (Type 4). MS-67 (PCGS). A popular 
variety. Frosty design elements and deep mirror fields. Scarce at 
this grade level. 

The obverse beads, legends, and the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II are all lighth 
doubled, no doubt the result of “die chatter." 


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2207 Trio of Proof silver dollars, each certified by PCGS: ☆ 1965 Type 
2. Proof-66. Frosty design elements and deep mirror fields. One of 
two examples of the date at this level, with just one coin graded 
higher ☆ 1966 Large Beads. Proof-66 (2). Two beautiful coins, 
each with frosty devices and deep mirror fields. A nice group. (To¬ 
tal: 3 pieces) 

2208 1965 Large Beads, Pointed 5. Type 4. Prooflike-66 (PCGS). 

Deeply frosted design elements and deep mirror fields form a 
pleasing contrast, particularly in the area of the “Northern Lights,” 
on the reverse. 

$5 Gold pieces 

Certainly one of the shortest lived series in the Canadian 
numismatic spectrum, the $5 gold coins were minted only for 
three years, 1912-1914. The beautiful reverse design incorpo¬ 
rates the Canadian coat of arms as granted by Queen Victoria 
on May 26,1868. Crossed boughs of maple complete this motif. 
The four quarters of the shield bear the arms of the four 
provinces that originally formed the Dominion of Canada: 
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Coinage 
of this series was halted by the outbreak of World War I and was 
never resumed. 

2209 1912 MS-63 (PCGS). A sharp and lustrous specimen from the first 
year of the series. Rich aureate shades and bold cartwheel lustre 
radiate warmly on frosty surfaces. A nice type coin. 

2210 1912 MS-63 (PCGS). Frosty and lustrous. Pale olive toning high¬ 
lights. 

2211 1912 MS-63 (PCGS). Sharp and lustrous, with pale olive toning 
highlights. 

2212 1912 MS-63 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2213 1912 MS-63 (PCGS). Olive toning highlights on frosty gold sur¬ 
faces. 

2214 1912 MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous and attractive. 

2215 1912 MS-63 (PCGS). Sharp and attractive. 

2216 Pair of Canadian $5 gold issues, each certified by PCGS: &1912 
MS-62. Choice for the grade ☆ 1913 MS-61. Rich golden surfaces. 
(Total: 2 pieces) 


Superb Specimen-66 1912 $5 



2217 1912 Specimen-66 (PCGS). A superb Specimen $5 gold coin ex¬ 
hibiting satiny mattelike surfaces and boldly rendered design ele¬ 
ments, as might be expected from a Specimen striking in this soft 
metal. Pale shades of olive and splashes of deep rose enhance the 
aesthetic appeal of this rarity. While no mintage figure is given 
with any authority in any of the extant literature, undoubtedly the 
number struck is quite small, perhaps as few as 15-20 pieces. Of 
the known examples of this date, certainly very few exist at this 
grade level. Indeed, PCGS has certified just five examples of this 
date at all grade levels, with only one of these pieces obtaining a 
higher grade than that offered here. An unbeatable mix of quality 
and rarity, bound to please the connoisseur and specialist alike. 


Outstanding 1912 Five Dollars 

Specimen-66 PCGS 



2218 1912 Specimen-66 (PCGS). A beautiful gem with satiny surfaces 
and splashes of rich golden toning in evidence. One of three Speci¬ 
men $5 coins graded at this level, with only one piece obtaining a 
higher grade. While just the appearance of one single $5 gold coin 
of this quality would make any auction sale an event, this is the 
second example of this date (at this grade level) offered in this 
sale! Bid liberally, for you probably won’t have this opportunity 
again in the foreseeable future. 


2219 1913 MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous golden surfaces. 

2220 1913 MS-63 (PCGS). Lustrous and brilliant. While more than four 
dozen examples of this date have received Mint State grades from 
PCGS, only seven of these have been called MS-63, with two pieces 
graded higher, both called MS-64. The interested collector would 
do well to obtain a MS-63 specimen. 


2221 1914 MS-60 (PCGS). Final year of the series. One of 29,078 pieces 

minted for general circulation. Attractive for the grade, with radi¬ 
ant cartwheel lustre on both surfaces. 


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$10 Gold pieces__ 

Like the $5 gold coinage of Canada, the $10 coins were 
minted for just three years, 1912-1914. The reverse, designed 
and engraved by W.H.J. Blakemore, is virtually identical to that 
used on the $5 coins. 

It is worth noting that the Canadian government had consid¬ 
ered additional gold denominations during the reign of George 
V. In a letter dated November 10,1910, the Master of the Royal 
Canadian Mint requested matrices and punches for “$20 gold, 
$10 gold, $5 gold, and $2-1/2 gold.” Evidently, the Royal Mint 
in London saw things differently, and Canada’s gold coinage 
was limited to just the $5 and $10 denominations. 



2222 1912 MS-63 (PCGS). First year of issue, from the lowest mintage in 
the series (70,752 pieces). Sharp and brilliant, with radiant cart¬ 
wheel lustre on pleasing golden surfaces. Scarce and desirable. 

While nine specimens of this date have been graded MS-63 by PCGS, only seven pieces 
have attained higher grades, the highest of these being MS-66. 

2223 1912 MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous. 



2224 1914 MS-63 (PCGS). Frosty and lustrous, scarce this nice. A suit¬ 
able coin for the specialist and type coin collector alike. 

2225 1914 MS-61 (PCGS). Choice for the grade. Deep golden highlights 
on frosty golden surfaces. 

2226 1914 AU-58 (PCGS). Just a hint of rubbing on the brilliant surfaces 
keeps this from a much higher grade. 


Gold Sovereigns _ 

As with other worldwide branches of the British Royal Mint, 
the Ottawa Mint in Canada was authorized to strike gold 
sovereigns for the Empire. Mintage of these began in 1908 and 
ended in 1919. The designs and physical specifications are 
identical to those of the corresponding British issues, and can 
be told from the other sovereign issues by the presence of the 
C mintmarkjust above the date. During World War I, England 
used these coins to purchase much-needed war materials from 
the United States, thus eliminating the risk of sending London- 
minted gold coins across the Atlantic Ocean. 


1908-C Sovereign Rarity 

636 Minted 



2227 1908-C Specimen-58 (PCGS). A rare and desirable issue, one of 
just 636 Specimen pieces minted this year, with no attendant busi¬ 
ness strikes. Satiny surfaces with just a hint of rubbing on the high 
points. Generous amounts of mint lustre remain. A pleasing ex¬ 
ample of the First year of issue of the denomination from the Ot¬ 
tawa Mint, made even more desirable by its Specimen status. 

By way of comparison, the total mintage of all sovereigns struck during the reign of 
Edward VII at the Ottawa Mint is slightly more than half of the total number of hall 
eagles struck at the Denver Mint in 1911, and just 10,000 or so more than struck in 1909 
at the New Orleans Mint. This should suggest to collectors familiar with the rarity of 
United States gold issues the true rarity of Edward Vll-era Canadian sovereigns. 


2228 Quartette of Ottawa Mint sovereigns, each certified by ICCS: ☆ 

1909-C EF-45 (2) ☆ 1910-C (2) AU-55, and AU-50. (Total: 4 pieces) 


Superb 1911-C Sovereign 

Specimen-66 PCGS 



2229 1911-C Specimen-66 (PCGS). Easily as lustrous and attractive as 
one might expect. Satiny mattelike surfaces radiate warm golden 
highlights. Sharply struck and virtually problem-free, save for the 
very tiniest of marks visible only under high magnification. In 
short, a lovely gem! A superb coin whose rarity is vastly 
unappreciated. PCGS has certified just three Specimen 1911-C 
sovereigns, and incredibly, two of these coins are at the Specimen- 
66 level, while the third piece is graded Specimen-67. A “must" at 
this grade level! 


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1913-C Sovereign Rarity 

3,715 Mimed Attractive 1914-C Sovereign 

Tied for Finest Certified 




2230 1913-C MS-63 (PCGS). Rare and desirable, from a total mintage of 
just 3,715 coins. The only piece certified at this level by PCGS (two 
other pieces have attained higher grades, both called Specimen- 
64). Brilliant and lustrous, with rich golden toning highlights in 
the recessed areas. Very few specimens of this date remain in this 
choice state of preservation, a fact born out by the PCGS Popula¬ 
tion Report. Bid liberally, as it may be some time before a compa¬ 
rable piece is offered. 


2231 1913-C MS-62 (PCGS). Frosty and brilliant, with radiant golden 
lustre on both surfaces. A scarce, low-mintage issue. 

2232 1913-C MS-62 (PCGS). A brilliant golden specimen of this scarce 
issue. 

2233 1913-C MS-62 (PCGS). Lustrous, deep golden surfaces. 

2234 1913-C MS-62 (PCGS). Sharp and lustrous. 

2235 1913-C MS-61 (PCGS). Rich golden tones on frosty surfaces. 

2236 1913-C MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2237 1913-C MS-61 (PCGS). Rich golden tones. 

2238 1913-C MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2239 1913-C MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2240 1913-C MS-60 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2241 1913-C MS-60 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2242 1913-C MS-60 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2243 1913-C MS-60 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2244 1913-C MS-60 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

2245 1913-C AU-58 (PCGS). Lustrous. 

2246 1913-C AU-58 (PCGS). Lustrous. 

2247 1913-C AU-58 (PCGS). Lustrous. 


2248 1914-C MS-64 (PCGS). One of seven specimens of this date certi¬ 
fied at this grade level, with none graded higher. Sharply struck, 
with radiant cartwheel lustre present in abundance. Pale olive ton¬ 
ing highlights at the rims. A lovely gem, virtually unimprovable in 
quality. 

2249 1914-C MS-63 (PCGS). An attractive coin with brilliant cartwheel 
lustre present on both surfaces. Choice for the grade. 


2250 

1914-C MS-63 (PCGS). Sharp and lustrous, with pleasing deep 

2251 

golden surfaces. 

1914-C MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant. 


2252 

1914-C MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant. 


2253 

1914-C MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

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V. 

2254 

1914-C MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant. 

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2255 

1914-C MS-61 (PCGS). Brilliant. 


2256 

1914-C MS-60 (PCGS). Brilliant. 


2257 

1914-C MS-60 (ICCS). Brilliant. 


2258 

1914-C MS-60 (ICCS). Brilliant. 


2259 

1914-C MS-60 (ICCS). Brilliant. 


2260 

1914-C MS-60. Brilliant. 


2261 

1914-C MS-60. Brilliant. 


2262 

1914-C AU-58 (ICCS). Lustrous. 


2263 

1914-C AU-58 (ICCS). Lustrous. 


2264 

1914-C AU-58 (ICCS). Lustrous. 


2265 

1914-C AU-58 (ICCS). Lustrous. 


2266 

1914-C AU-58 (ICCS). Lustrous. 


2267 

1914-C AU-55 (ICCS). Lustrous. 





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1858 Double Specimen Set 

A Classic Rarity 



2268 1858 double Specimen set. A classic rarity. Struck at the Royal 
Mint, London, on the occasion of the introduction of decimal 
coinage for the province of Canada, for “sample and presentation 
purposes.” Accompanied by its original case of issue. Extremely 
rare as a complete double set, we have seen only one other (John 
J. Pittman’s exhibited at the 1991 ANA Centennial convention, 
with a case identical to that accompanying this lot), and have heard 
reports of two or three others. Unknown absolute rarity, but cen¬ 
sus of known surviving complete double sets is probably under 
five, making this property a full Rarity-7. The set contains the fol¬ 
lowing specimen coins: 

1. 1858 large cent. Plain Edge. Specimen-65 RD (PCGS); Speci- 
men-65 RD (ICCS). A gorgeous, fully mirrorlike example. Light 
golden brown. A few small toning flecks can be seen on the re¬ 
markably frosty bust of the youthful Victoria on the obverse, and a 
small patch of discoloration on the second numeral in the date on 
the reverse. Some iridescent toning visible on obverse, possibly the 
remnants of a skillful, light early lacquering. Clear repunching vis¬ 
ible in the final three numerals of the date. 

2. 1858 large cent. Plain Edge. Specimen-62 RB (PCGS); Speci¬ 
men-63 (ICCS). Slightly deeper golden brown than on the preced¬ 
ing Specimen cent, suggestive of a different metallic composition. 
Small cluster of toning flecks at the base of Victoria’s bust on ob¬ 
verse; a scattering of flecks within the center of the reverse and in 
places around the periphery. Lightly hairlined. Struck from the 
same reverse die as the preceding. 

3. 1858 silver five-cent piece. Large Date over Small Date vari¬ 
ety. Plain Edge. Specimen-64 (PCGS); Specimen-64 (ICCS). A 
beautifully toned specimen, the colors on both sides a uniform sil¬ 
ver gray, iridescent rose, and delicate green. Small pinpoint 
planchet flaw on Victoria’s neck; trace of staining (old encrusta¬ 
tion) flanking 5 in denomination. Clearly repunched date, the last 
three numerals having been overpunched on a smaller set. 

4. 1858 silver five-cent piece. Large Date over Small Date vari¬ 
ety. Plain Edge. Specimen-64 (PCGS); Specimen-64 (ICCS). Ton¬ 
ing identical to the preceding’s, a lovely matched combination of 
silver gray, iridescent rose, and pale blue-green. Trace of old fin¬ 
gerprint in lower right obverse field; center of reverse shows mi¬ 
nor toning streaks. Struck from the same reverse die as the preced¬ 
ing. 

5. 1858 10-cent piece. Plain Edge. Specimen-65 (PCGS); Speci¬ 
men-64 (ICCS). Spectacular iridescent blue-green, silver gray, and 


pale rose toning can be seen on this piece, a match to the toning 
seen on the preceding two. A few, scattered, darker toning flecks 
can be seen on both sides. Lightly hairlined. Apparent repunching 
in the second and third numerals of the date, but uncertain due to 
the slabbing of the piece. 

6. 1858 10-cent piece. Plain Edge. Specimen-63 (PCGS); Speci- 
men-63 (ICCS). Toning an identical match to that seen on the pre¬ 
ceding silver examples. Both sides a lovely combination of irides¬ 
cent rose, pale blue-green, and silver gray. Lightly hairlined, lightly 
lacquered. Struck from the same reverse die as the preceding. 

7. 1858 20-cent piece. Plain Edge. Specimen-63 (PCGS); Speci¬ 
men-62 (ICCS). Toning identical to that seen on the silver pieces 
described above. Spectacular, iridescent blue, rose, and silver gray 
can be seen on both sides. Small toning spot partially removed 
from base of truncation on obverse; old finger spotting visible in 
the center of the reverse. Once lightly lacquered. Third numeral 
clearly repunched over a smaller one. 

8. 1858 20-cent piece. Plain Edge. Specimen-62 (PCGS); Speci¬ 
men-62 (ICCS). Toning identical to that described on the preced¬ 
ing silver pieces. Spectacular, full mirrorlike surfaces. Lightly 
hairlined on both sides. 

9. 1858 double Specimen set case. Charlton-1 (1858). Maroon 
leather, gilt ruled on top, cover lines in white plush, base in royal 
blue, inlet compartments for the coins lined with blue plush, bor¬ 
dered with blue cloth-covered card, brass hinge (in working or¬ 
der). Approximately 10.5 x 6.75 cm. Case overall Fine to VF, some 
rubbing visible on the bottom, minor abrasions on the top, two 
heavier scrapes visible which do not deeply penetrate the leather 
covering. 

Specimen sets of 1858 are known in several forms: single sets of 
four coins with plain edges; single sets of four coins with reeded 
edges; double coins with plain edges (as here); double sets of eight 
coins with reeded edges. The original mintage of the 1858 Speci¬ 
men coinage is unknown, but can be assumed to have been very 
low, given the purposes for which they were struck. It can be as¬ 
sumed, further, that such sets were presented by Royal Mint offi¬ 
cials to dignitaries, both British and Canadian, as well as to high- 
ranking mint officials. 

(Total: 1 set; 8 pieces; presentation case) 

From our sale of the Frontenac Collection, November 1991, Lot 5202; 
earlier possibly from Wayte Raymond's landmark sale of the W. IV. C. 
Wilson Collection, November 1926, Lot 83. 


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1929 Specimen Set 

The following five coins comprise a 1929 Specimen set 
offered individually, after which will be found Lot 2274, which 
will consist of the preceding five lots offered as a group. 
Following the provisional sale of Lot 2273, the total of this and 
the preceding four lots will be computed, 5% will be added, and 
this will constitute the starting price of Lot 2274. If the starting 
price is met or exceeded in bidding competition, the provi¬ 
sional awards will be canceled and all will be sold to Lot 2274. 


Specimen-65 1929 Cent 



2269 1929 Specimen-65 RB (PCGS). Mostly red with frosty, mattelike 
surfaces. A desirable rarity, finer than Frontenac:5243 and the ex¬ 
ample in Lot 3559 of our 1991 ANA Centennial Convention sale. 
Only a small handful of Specimen 1929 cents are currendy known 
to the collecting fraternity, with this particular coin being among 
the finest of these. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This lot will be sold provisionally subject to the 
terms discussed in the introduction before Lot 2269. 

The PCGS Population Report enumerates just two Specimen-65 RB examples, with a 
Specimen-67 RB piece being the only example of the date certified at a higher grade 
level. 


Specimen-66 1929 Five Cents 



2270 1929 Specimen-66 (PCGS). Very rare and highly desirable as such. 
Attractive cartwheel lustre radiates warmly from the matte sur¬ 
faces of this lovely coin. Boldly rendered design elements add im¬ 
mensely to the overall aesthetic appeal. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This lot will be sold provisionally subject to the 
terms discussed in the introduction before Lot 2269. 

Just five examples of the 1929 five-cent Specimen coinage have been graded by PCGS, 
three of these coins at the Specimen-66 level, the other two at the Specimen-67 level. 


Desirable 1929 Specimen 10# 



2271 1929 Specimen-64 (PCGS). Lustrous rose and sky blue toning 

highlights on frosty, matte surfaces. Sharply struck and aestheti¬ 
cally appealing. A few insignificant toning spots are seen in the 
obverse field before the effigy’s face. Worthy of strong bidder sup¬ 
port. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This lot will be sold provisionally subject to the 
terms discussed in the introduction before Lot 2269. 

Perhaps the most readily available of all 1929 Specimen denominations, as born out by 
the PCGS Population Report. While there are no examples of this date graded lower than 
Specimen-64, this piece is the only coin at the grade level. In addition, there is a Speci¬ 
men-65 coin, a Specimen-66 coin, two Specimen-67 pieces, and a Specimen-68 coin listed 
in the PCGS report. 


Scarce 1929 Specimen 250 



2272 1929 Specimen-64 (PCGS). Steel gray matte surfaces radiate 
splashes of iridescent gold and rose lustre. Sharply struck and aes¬ 
thetically pleasing. This coin will be an important addition to any 
Canadian 25-cent piece collection. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This lot will be sold provisionally subject to the 
terms discussed in the introduction before Lot 2269. 

As with the 1929 Specimen 10-cent pieces, the PCGS Population Report enumerates six 
examples of this date in all grade levels, a figure that includes the specimen offered here, 
two pieces at the Specimen-66 grade level, one coin at the Specimen-67 level, and two 
pieces at the Specimen-68 grade level. The examples of this date that have achieved a 
higher numerical grade must be stunning examples indeed to have surpassed the overall 
quality of the coin offered herein. 


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Specimen-64 1929 500 



2273 1929 Specimen-64 (PCGS). Scarce and desirable. Dusky gray 
matte surfaces radiate warm iridescent splashes of pale gold and 
sky blue. A lovely coin that will certainly attract strong bidding re¬ 
sponse from specialists in this denomination. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This lot will be sold provisionally subject to the 
terms discussed in the introduction before Lot 2269. 

The specific occasion warranting the issue of the 1929 Specimen coinage is unknown. 
Quite probably, they were part of the annual production of an extremely limited quan¬ 
tity meant for distribution to VIPs, government dignitaries, and the Mint’s own collec¬ 
tion. Very few collectors of Canadian coins were active in 1929, that number probably 
under 50 persons advanced enough to desire such a numismatic treasure. 


1929 Specimen Set 

2274 1929 Specimen set group, comprising all the pieces described in 
lots 2269 through 2273. 

At this point in the sale, the provisional awards for lots 2269 
through 2273 will be totaled, 5% will be added, and that will consti¬ 
tute the opening bid for the present Lot 2274. If this opening bid 
is met or exceeded, the provisional awards will be canceled and the 
owner of the coins will be the successful bidder for the present lot. 
(Total: 1 set; 5 pieces) 


2275 1937-dated denomination set in various finishes: ☆ one cent. 
Specimen-65 RB (PCGS) ☆ five cents. Specimen-65, Matte (ICCS) 
☆ 10 cents. MS-66 (NGC) ☆ 25 cents. MS-64 (ICCS) ☆ 50 cents. 
MS-63 (ICCS) ☆ one dollar. MS-63 (ICCS). A nice grouping. (To¬ 
tal: 6 pieces) 


1937 Specimen Set 



2276 1937 Specimen set, housed in original presentation case. Satin 

finish. All coins Specimen-64 to 65, as issued. Each coin in the set 

is attractively toned in varying iridescent hues, and the cent, five- 
cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, 50-cent, and $1 denominations are all repre¬ 
sented. A great opportunity for the Canadian coinage specialist. 
(Total: 6 pieces, 1 case) 


2277 Selection of 1946-dated denominations in various formats: ☆ one 
cent. MS-64 (ICCS) ☆ five cents. MS-64 (ICCS) ☆ 10 cents. Speci¬ 
men-64 (PCGS) ☆ 25 cents. MS-63 (ICCS) ☆ 50 cents. MS-63 
(ICCS) one dollar. MS-63 (ICCS). Add these to your collection. 
(Total: 6 pieces) 

2278 1949 denomination set: ☆ one cent. MS-65 (ICCS) ☆ five cents. 
MS-65 (ICCS) ☆ 10 cents. MS-64 (ICCS) ☆ 25 cents. MS-65 (ICCS) 
☆ 50 cents. MS-63 (ICCS) ☆ one dollar. Prooflike-65 (PCGS). All 
coins frosty and brilliant. (Total: 6 pieces) 

2279 1950 denomination set, all coins graded by ICCS: ☆ one cent. MS- 
64 ☆ five cents. MS-64 ☆ 10 cents. MS-64 ☆ 25 cents. MS-63 ☆ 50 
cents. MS-64 ☆ one dollar. Prooflike-64. A nice group. (Total: 6 
pieces) 


1951 Specimen Set 



2280 1951 Specimen set. All coins grade Specimen-65, the entire set 

housed in a custom holder: ☆ one cent ☆ five cents. Low Relief 
style ☆ 10 cents ☆ 25 cents. High Relief style ☆ 50 cents ☆ one 
dollar. No Water Lines variety. A good choice for the attentive col¬ 
lector. (Total: 6 pieces) 


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2281 1951 denomination set in various formats: ☆ one cent. Specimen- 
64 RL) (PCGS) ☆ five cents. Specimen-64 (PCGS). Nickel com¬ 
memorative issue: ☆ 10 cents. Specimen-66 (PCGS) ☆ 25 cents. 
Specimen-66 (PCGS). High Relief style ☆ 50 cents. Specimen-65 
(PCGS) ☆ one dollar. Prooflike-64 (ICCS). A superb group. (Total: 
6 pieces) 

2282 1952 denomination set in various formats, all certified by ICCS: ☆ 
one cent. Specimen-64 ☆ five cents. MS-64 ☆ 10 cents. MS-64 ☆ 
25 cents. MS-64 ☆ 50 cents. MS-64 ☆ one dollar. Prooflike-64. All 
coins brilliant save for some faint iridescent toning on the cent. 
(Total: 6 pieces) 

2283 Selection of 1953-dated denominations from the first year of 
Queen Elizabeth II's reign: ☆ one cent. Prooflike-65 (ICCS). Shoul¬ 
der Fold variety ☆ five cents. Prooflike-64, cameo (ICCS). Shoul¬ 
der Fold variety ☆ five cents. Specimen-64 (PCGS). No Shoulder 
Fold variety ☆ 10 cents. Prooflike-65, cameo (ICCS). Shoulder 
Fold variety ☆ 25 cents. Prooflike-65, heavy cameo (ICCS). Small 
Date variety ☆ 50 cents. Prooflike-64 (ICCS). Large Date, Shoulder 
Fold variety ☆ one dollar. Prooflike-65, cameo (ICCS). Shoulder 
Fold variety. A nice group of brilliant coins. (Total: 7 pieces) 

2284 Quartette of Canadian prooflike sets. Each six-piece set contains 
all denominations from cent through dollar, and all sets have an 
average grade of Prooflike-63: ☆ 1953 ☆ 1954 ☆ 1957 (2 sets). (To¬ 
tal: 24 pieces, four sets) 

2285 1954 denomination set, all coins graded by ICCS: ☆ one cent. 
Prooflike-65. No Shoulder Fold variety, very scarce this nice ☆ five 
cents. Prooflike-64 ☆ 10 cents. Prooflike-65 ☆ 25 cents. Prooflike- 
64 ☆ 50 cents. Prooflike-64 ☆ one dollar. Prooflike-64. All coins 
fully brilliant or very faintly toned. (Total: 6 pieces) 

2286 Group of prooflike sets featuring all denominations from cent 
through dollar, housed in custom plastic albums. The average 
grade is Prooflike-64: ☆ 1954 ☆ 1955 ☆ 1956 ☆ 1957 ☆ 1958. A 
nice selection. (Total: 30 pieces) 

2287 1965 six-piece Specimen set. Average grade Specimen-65. All de¬ 
nominations included from cent through dollar. The dollar is the 
Type II, Blunt 5 variety. Accompanied by a blue leatherette case, 
lightly damaged. (Total: 1 set, 6 pieces, plus case) 

2288 Selection of mixed Canadian denominations: ☆ 1881-H large cent. 
AU-50 ☆ 1871 silver five cent. EF-45 ☆ 1902-H 10 cents. MS-60 ☆ 
1902-H 25 cents. AU-58 ☆ 1919 50 cents. AU-58. All coins exhibit 
varying degrees of attractive toning. (Total: 5 pieces) 

2289 Mix of popular Canada types: ☆ 1903 large cent. MS-63, red and 
brown ☆ 1920 small cent. AU-50 ☆ 1932 cent. AU-50 ☆ 1923 five 
cents. AU-58 ☆ 1936 five cents. AU-50 ☆ 1919 10 cents. MS-61 ☆ 
1932 25 cents. AU-50, cleaned ☆ 1954 25 cents. Prooflike-64 ☆ 
1954 50 cents. Prooflike-64 ☆ 1955 50 cents. Prooflike-64. All sil¬ 
ver and nickel issues fully brilliant. (Total: 10 pieces) 

2290 Large group of Canadian small cents and five-cent pieces, includ¬ 
ing the following cent issues: ☆ 1920 MS-60, red and brown ☆ 
1921 MS-60, brown ☆ 1923 (2). EF-45 and EF-40 ☆ 1924 (5). MS- 
63, red; AU-50 (2); EF-40; VF-30 ☆ 1925 (3). MS-63, brown; AU-50; 
EF-40 ☆ 1946 Specimen-65. The following five-cent pieces are also 
included: ☆ 1922 AU-55 ☆ 1923 AU-55 (5) ☆ 1924 AU-55 ☆ 1925 
(2). AU-55 and EF-40 ☆ 1926 Near 6 (3). AU-50, VF-30, F-12 ☆ 
1926 Far 6. EF-45 ☆ 1928 AU-55 (4) ☆ 1929 AU-55 ☆ 1934 AU-55 
☆ 1946 Specimen-65 ☆ 1948 AU-55. (Total: 34 pieces) 


2291 Selection of 1938-dated denominations: ☆ one cent. MS-64, full 
blazing red ☆ 1938 five cents. MS-62 (ICCS) ☆ 1938 25 cents. MS- 

63 (ICCS) ☆ one dollar. MS-63 (ICCS). All coins brilliant and lus¬ 
trous. (Total: 4 pieces) 

2292 Selection of 1952-dated denominations in various formats: ☆ one 
cent. MS-63 BN (NGC) ☆ 10 cents. Prooflike-65 (NGC) ☆ 25 cents 
(2). Prooflike-66 (NGC) and Specimen-64 (PCGS), Low Relief style 

☆ 50 cents (2). Prooflike-65 (NGC) and MS-65 (PCGS). A half 
dozen choice pieces. (Total: 6 pieces) 

2293 Selection of silver five-cent and 10-cent pieces, including the fol¬ 
lowing dates in the five-cent series: ☆ 1870 Wide Rims. EF-40 ☆ 
1881-H EF-40. Dipped ☆ 1890-H EF-40 ☆ 1891 VF-30 ☆ 1892 AU- 
55. Lightly cleaned long ago ☆ 1893 EF-45 ☆ 1896 AU-50 (2). One 
piece struck from a broken obverse die ☆ 1898 AU-50. Dipped ☆ 
1899 (3). Two EF-45, one EF-40 ☆ 1900 Oval 0s. VF-30 ☆ 1901 EF- 
40. Final year of Queen Victoria’s reign. The following 10-cent 
pieces are included: ☆ 1946 Specimen-65. Scarce and desirable. 
The following group all have an average grade of MS-63 to 64, and 
the following dates are included: ☆ 1953 No Shoulder Fold ☆ 
1953 Shoulder Fold ☆ 1954 ☆ 1955 ☆ 1956 ☆ 1957 ☆ 1958 ☆ 
1959 ☆ 1960 ☆ 1961 ☆ 1962 ☆ 1963 ☆ 1964 ☆ 1965. Most pieces 
are lustrous and moderately toned. (Total: 29 pieces) 

2294 Trio of 1911 “Godless” Specimen coinage in varying denomina¬ 
tions, each certified by PCGS: ☆ silver five-cent piece. Specimen- 
62. Toned in deep shades of gold and silver gray ☆^10-cent piece. 
Specimen-62. Light silver gray and medium blue toning highlights 

☆ 25-cent piece. Specimen-63. Deep golden brown and silver gray 
toning uniformly distributed on both surfaces. Sharply struck, as 
one might expect from the Specimen coinage of this year. A su¬ 
perb opportunity for the advanced Canadian coinage specialist to 
acquire a trio of infrequently-offered issues. (Total: 3 pieces) 

2295 Large selection of Canadian coins, all grading EF to AU, with 
many coins in the higher range of these grades: ☆ 1937 Dot five 
cents. Lustrous. The following 10-cent pieces are also included: 

☆ 1902, with scratches ☆ 1902-H ☆ 1903 ☆ 1903-H (2) ☆ 1905 ☆ 
1906 ☆ 1908 ☆ 1910 (2) ☆ 1911 ☆ 1918 (2) ☆ 1919 (3) ☆ 1928 ☆ 
1929 (2). Several coins are fully brilliant, others exhibit varying 
degrees of attractive toning highlights. (Total: 20 pieces) 

2296 Group of 1945 issues all certified by ICCS: ☆ five cents. MS-65 ☆ 
10 cents. MS-64 ☆ 25 cents. MS-64 ☆ 50 cents. MS-63, cameo. All 
coins brilliant. (Total: 4 pieces) 

2297 A half dozen 1947 issues, all certified by various grading services: 

☆ five cents. MS-65 (ICCS). Maple Leaf variety ☆ 10 cents. MS-65 
(ICCS) ☆ 10 cents. MS-64 (ICCS). Maple Leaf style ☆ 25 cents. MS- 

64 (ICCS) ☆ 25 cents. MS-65 (PCGS). Maple Leaf style. Just one 
certified higher by PCGS ☆ 50 cents. MS-63 (ICCS). Curved 7 in 
date. Some pieces brilliant, others moderately toned. (Total: 6 
pieces) 

2298 Selection of 1947-dated Canadian Specimen coinage, each coin 
certified by PCGS: ☆ five-cent piece. Specimen-63 (2) ☆ 10-cent 
piece. Specimen-63. Brilliant and untoned, scratched in left ob¬ 
verse field ☆ 25-cent piece (2). Specimen-64 and Specimen-63. 
One coin fully brilliant with a small planchet flaw, as struck, in the 
left obverse field; the second piece is attractively toned in light 
golden brown, pale violet, and delicate rose shades ☆ 50-cent 
piece. Curved 7 in date. Specimen-63. Faint areas of pale cham¬ 
pagne toning on the reverse. A nice group. (Total: 6 pieces) 


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2299 Uncirculated selection of Canadian commemorative issues: 
1951 five cents. MS-60. 200th anniversary of the isolation and nam¬ 
ing of the metal nickel ☆ 1935 one dollar. MS-62. 25th anniversary 
of the reign of George V ☆ 1939 one dollar. MS-62. Royal Visit 
commemorative ☆ 1949 one dollar. MS-64. Newfoundland Con¬ 
federation issue ☆ 1958 one dollar. MS-63. British Columbia To¬ 
tem Pole issue ☆ 1964 one dollar. MS-64. Charlottetown, Quebec 
issue ☆ 1967 one dollar. Prooflike-63. Canadian goose reverse for 
Centennial of Confederation. Housed in a custom holder. (Total: 
7 pieces) 

2300 Eclectic gathering of PCGS-certified Canadian issues: ☆ 1952 
ftve-cent piece. Specimen-62 ☆ 1945 10-cent piece. Specimen-61 ☆ 

1945 25-cent piece. Specimen-61 ☆ 1951 25-cent piece. Specimen- 
64. High Relief ☆ 1952 25-cent piece. Specimen-62 (PCGS). Low 
Relief ☆ 1945 50-cent piece. Specimen-62 ☆ 1951 dollar. Speci- 
men-61 ☆ 1952 Water Lines. Specimen-64. (Total: 8 pieces) 

2301 Uncirculated group of popular Canadian issues: ☆ 1882-H 10- 
cents. MS-60. Frosty with deep gray toning highlights ☆ 1952 25- 
cents. Low Relief style (2). One prooflike-62, one MS-60 ☆ 1953 
25-cents. Large Date, No Shoulder Fold. Prooflike-61 ☆ 1954 25- 
cents (2). One Prooflike-64, one Prooflike-63 ☆ 1954 50-cents. MS- 
64 ☆ 1946 one dollar. MS-60. A great selection. (Total: 8 pieces) 

2302 Pair of attractive denominations, both certified MS-65 by PCGS: ☆ 
1942 10-cenfs. Frosty and brilliant ☆ 1940 25-cents. Hints of pale 
gold. A delightful pair. (Total: 2 pieces) 

2303 ICCS-certified trio: ☆ 1944 10-cents. MS-63 ☆ 1944 50-cents. MS- 
63 ☆ 1939 one dollar. MS-64. Pale golden tones in evidence on all 
three coins. (Total: 3 pieces) 

2304 Uncirculated Canadian quartette, each piece certified by ICCS: ☆ 

1946 10-cents. MS-64 (2) ☆ 1944 50-cents. MS-64 ☆ 1951 50-cents. 
MS-64. Each coin lustrous with pale gold and rose toning high¬ 
lights. A nice selection. (Total: 4 pieces) 

2305 Pair of 1908-dated Specimen coins of differing denominations, 

both graded Specimen-63 by PCGS. This lot includes: ☆ 1908 25- 
cent piece. Pleasantly toned in rich silver gray and deep golden 
tones, with splashes of pale rose on the high points. Satiny 
mattelike surfaces ☆ 1908 50-cent piece. Deep shades of silver 
gray, rose, and gold toning on frosty mattelike surfaces. First year 
of coinage for the newly opened Ottawa Mint. A rare and desirable 
pair. (Total: 2 pieces) 


Coins of Newfoundland 

The last of the Maritime provinces to join the Dominion of 
Canada, Newfoundland surrendered its sovereignty in 1949 
andjoined the greater Canada family. A commemorative silver 
dollar was issued by Canada to celebrate this occasion. 

The coinage of Newfoundland is in its own way as rich and 
varied as that of Canada proper, and is avidly collected by 
series. The copper series includes large cents issued from 1865 
through 1936, as well as small cents from 1938 through 1947; 
silver five-cent pieces were issued from 1865 through 1947; 
silver 10-cent pieces were also issued from 1865 through 1947. 
In the larger silver denominations, the 20-cent denomination 
was issued from 1865 through 1912, while 25-cent pieces 
enjoyed a very brief series life of just two years, 1917 and 1919. 
50-cent pieces were issued from 1870 through 1919. New¬ 
foundland also produced a two-dollar gold coin, often referred 
to as the “double dollar.” These coins were issued in just eight 
years between 1865 and 1888, all of these dates being quite 
scarce at the higher levels of the grading spectrum, and quite 
famous with collectors. 

large Cents 


2306 Pattern Newfoundland 1864 large cent. Bronze. Plain Edge. Bow¬ 
man-25, Charlton NF-6. Specimen-63 RB (PCGS). 90.4 grains. Re¬ 
verse die oriented at 355°. Rare. Deep golden brown on both 
sides, with lighter red highlights at the peripheries. Obverse bust 
style as on the adopted currency issues, but with legend reading 
VICTORIA QUEEN. Reverse style as the adopted currency issue, 
save for a single leaf at the top of each branch. Heavier than the 
currency issue (87.5 grains). 

We generally associate a coin called a “Specimen” with one whose strike is needle- 
sharp and whose surfaces have the mirrorlike brilliance expected on the British or 
American Proof issue. The presently offered Specimen is sharply struck, yet does not 
have any mirrorlike brilliance in its fields. The Charlton Catalogue Guide specifically states 
that this issue was “not a Proof.” Specimen coins, then, can truly be such whether or not 
their fields are fully brilliant, as in the Proof format. To qualify as a Specimen, accord¬ 
ingly, die strike need only be ultra-sharp, the rims should be fully struck up, all denticula- 
tion should be fully formed and present, the piece should not be off center in any slight¬ 
est degree whatsoever, and its fabric should be ideally, flawless. 




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Outstanding Gem 1872-H 10 

Finest Certified 



2307 1872-H MS-66 RD (PCGS). A frosty red coin with radiant cart¬ 
wheel lustre on satiny surfaces. Even the tiniest of design elements 
are boldly struck up to full advantage. Currently the only Victo¬ 
rian large cent of Newfoundland certified at the MS-66 level for 
any color designation. There are no MS-66 (or finer) pieces called 
brown, red and brown, or red, save for the piece offered herein. If 
you are actively engaged in a search for the “finest of the fine,” a 
liberal bid here will probably call an end to that search. 

2308 Selection of Newfoundland large cents, mainly grading EF-40 to 
AU-50: ☆ 1880-0 Wide 0 variety ☆ 1896 ☆ 1904-H ☆ 1907 ☆ 1920 
☆ 1929 ☆ 1936. Final year of Newfoundland large cent coinage. 
(Total: 7 pieces) 

It is interesting to note that while Canada discontinued its large cent series in 1920 in 
favor of the small cents of the same year, Newfoundland continued its large cent series 
until 1936. 


Gem 1894 Newfoundland 10 

Finest Certified 



2309 1894 MS-65 BN (PCGS). A glossy deep brown specimen with 

splashes of mint red in evidence, one of just 200,000 pieces minted 
this year. Currently the finest example of the date certified by 
PCGS, with none certified higher in any color designation. Add 
this gem to your type collection. 

PCGS has certified just one other example of this date at the MS-65, that coin called 
MS-65 RB. 



2310 1909 MS-66 RD (PCGS). Sharp and frosty, with radiant cartwheel 
lustre in abundance. As fresh as the day it left the Mint. One ofjust 
two pieces certified at this grade level, with no examples of this 
date graded higher. A lovely coin for the specialist, and easily wor¬ 
thy of inclusion in the finest of Canadian type sets. 

2311 1936 MS-65 RD (PCGS). Final year of issue in the Newfoundland 
large cent series. A tiny, well-hidden spot of verdigris is noted in 
the king’s robe on the obverse, and is mentioned solely for accu¬ 
racy. One ofjust two coins at this level, with two pieces graded 
higher. 


Silver Five-Cent pieces 


2312 1872-H MS-64 (PCGS). Well struck, with frosty, lustrous surfaces 
lightly toned in pleasing shades of pale gold and rose. One ofjust 
40,000 pieces struck for Newfoundland at the Heaton Mint this 
year. A lovely coin that exhibits some diagnostics of a Specimen 
issue. A nice selection for a type collection. 

2313 Selection of Newfoundland silver five-cent pieces with grades rang¬ 
ing from EF-40 to AU-55: ☆ 1890 ☆ 1904-H (2), one is edge filed at 
12:00 ☆ 1908 (2) ☆ 1912 (2) ☆ 1917-C ☆ 1929 (2). A nice group of 
mostly brilliant coins. (Total: 10 pieces) 

2314 Selection of Newfoundland silver five-cent pieces: ☆ 1896 EF-40 

☆ 1903 AU-50 (2) ☆ 1908 AU-55 (2) ☆ 1912 (2). MS-63 and MS-60 

☆ 1917-C MS-63 ☆ 1929 (2). AU-55 and AU-50 ☆ 1938 (2). MS-60 
and AU-50 ☆ 1940-C AU-58 ☆ 1941-C (3). Average MS-60 ☆ 1942- 
C MS-63 ☆ 1944-C AU-58, prooflike ☆ 1945-C MS-60, prooflike (2) 

☆ 1946-C EF-40. From an extremely low mintage ofjust 10,041 
pieces, rare and desirable. (Total: 21 pieces) 

Newfoundland five-cent pieces were struck during the reigns of Victoria, Edward VII, 
George V, and George VI. Each of these monarchs is represented in this group. 

Delightful Gem 1904-H 50 

MS-66, Finest Certified 



2315 1904-H MS-66 (PCGS). A lustrous and beautiful coin that stands 
alone at the grade level, with no pieces certified higher. Fully bril¬ 
liant, with a hint of pale rose toning at the rims. Boldly repunched 
mintmark on reverse. Add this beauty to your collection. 



2316 1908 MS-63 to 64. A superb glittering gem from the final year of 
the series to bear the likeness of King Edward VII. Scarce this nice. 

2317 1912 MS-65 (PCGS). A lovely gem. Deep gunmetal-blue obverse 
tones. The brilliant reverse is lightly splashed in shades of pale 
blue and gold. 

2318 1929 MS-65 (PCGS). Splashes of pale gold on satiny, brilliant sur¬ 
faces. One ofjust three examples of this date at this grade level, 
with one piece graded higher. 

2319 Group of Newfoundland silver five-cent pieces, each grading AU- 
50 to AU-55: ☆ 1943-C ☆ 1944-C (2) ☆ 1945-C (2) ☆ 1947-C (4). All 
mostly brilliant. (Total: 9 pieces) 


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Classic 1946-C 50 



2320 1946-C MS-60. From the lowest mintage in the series, one of 2,041 
examples minted. Indeed, very few dates (if any) in the entire Ca¬ 
nadian series, including all the provincial issues have a smaller 
mintage figure than this coin. Deep iridescent silver gray surfaces. 
Put this one in your specialized collection. 

2321 1946-C AU-50, once lightly dipped. A 20th-century rarity. 



2325 1904-H MS-65 (PCGS). Mere words cannot do justice to the irides¬ 
cent rainbow toning on the surfaces of this lovely gem. Sharp and 
attractive. One of two coins at this grade level, with just two pieces 
graded higher. 

2326 1919-C MS-63 (PCGS). Sharp and lustrous, with iridescent blue 
and rose shades predominating. A lovely coin exhibiting many 
claims to a higher grade. 

Two examples of this date have been graded MS-63 by PCGS, with seven other pieces 
awarded higher grades. 


10-Cent pieces 


Superb 1865 Newfoundland 100 

None Certified Finer 





2327 1941-C MS-65 (PCGS). Satiny surfaces splashed with iridescent 
rose and blue toning highlights at the rims. Attractive cartwheel 
lustre on both sides. 


20-Cent Pieces 


2322 1865 MS-64 (PCGS). First year of issue in the series. Struck from a 
shattered obverse die. Satiny surfaces evenly toned in shades of iri¬ 
descent sky blue, pale gold and sea green. A lovely gem, and the 
only specimen of this date certified by PCGS in any Mint State 
grade! If you are looking for a gem Uncirculated example of this 
date, this is the coin (the only coin) for you. Interested bidders are 
urged to “go for it” with this one, for who knows when (or if) an¬ 
other Uncirculated 1865 Newfoundland 10-cent piece will make its 
appearance in the marketplace. 


Superlative Gem 1872-H 100 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2323 1872-H MS-67 (PCGS). An outstanding gem of virtually 
unsurpassable quality. Sharply struck and radiantly lustrous, with 
iridescent shades of pale gray, sea green, and gold on pleasing sur¬ 
faces. One of two examples of this date at this grade level, with 
none certified higher. Once the bidding ceases, this coin will no 
doubt be hidden away from the collecting fraternity for years to 
come. 

2324 Large selection of Newfoundland 10-cent pieces, ranging in 
grade from VF-30 to AU-58, mostly in the EF-40 to AU-50 range: ☆ 
1890 ☆ 1894 ☆ 1896 (4) ☆ 1912 ☆ 1917-C ☆ 1938 ☆ 1940 ☆ 1941- 
C (4) ☆ 1942-C (2) ☆ 1943-C ☆ 1944-C ☆ 1945-C (3) ☆ 1946-C (3) 
☆ 1947-C (2). Both brilliant and lightly toned coins are contained 
herein. (Total: 26 pieces) 


2328 Mini-hoard of Newfoundland 20-cent pieces, with grading rang¬ 
ing from VF-30 to AU-50, mostly in the VF-35 to EF-45 range: ☆ 
1865 ☆ 1872-H (2) ☆ 1890 (5) ☆ 1894 (2) ☆ 1896 Large 96 ☆ 1899 
Small 99 ☆ 1899 Large 99 ☆ 1900 ☆ 1904-H ☆ 1912 (3). These 
coins range from fully brilliant to richly toned specimens. (Total: 
18 pieces) 


Superb Gem 1872-H 200 



2329 1872-H MS-67 (PCGS). A choice gem with boldly rendered design 
elements, satiny surfaces, and attractive iridescent pastel toning 
highlights; in short, everything the knowledgeable collector ac¬ 
tively seeks in a coin. One of two examples of this date at this 
grade level (remarkably, an MS-68 specimen, the highest graded, is 
also listed). Struck from a shattered obverse die, evidence of which 
is plainly seen under low magnification. Ideally suited for the fin¬ 
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Choice Gem 1876-H 200 

No Other Mint State Pieces Graded 


2330 1876-H MS-65 (PCGS). Sharp and lustrous. Fully brilliant with 

splashes of pale rose on the reverse. The only Mint State speci¬ 
men of this date currently certified by PCGS at any grade level. 

Struck from clashed dies, evidence of which is plainly seen on the 
obverse. In addition, several of the letters in the obverse legends 
are boldly repunched, as is the mintmark. Bid liberally on this one, 
as this coin affords the only opportunity for today’s collectors to 
obtain a certified Mint State example of the date. Rare and desir¬ 
able. 


50-Cent Pieces 


2334 Hoard of Newfoundland 50-cent pieces: ☆ 1870 EF-40 ☆ 1872-H 
EF-40 ☆ 1873 EF-45 ☆ 1900 EF-40 ☆ 1908 AU-50 ☆ 1911 (2). MS- 
60 and EF-40 ☆ 1917-C (12). Three MS-60, one AU-55, seven AU- 
50, one EF-45 to AU-50 ☆ 1918-C (6). One MS-60, one AU-55, four 
AU-50 ☆ 1919-C (3). One MS-60; two EF-45 to AU-50. A pair of 
Canadian 50-cent pieces are also included: ☆ 1916 EF-40 ☆ 1920 
EF-40. (Total: 30 pieces) 


Choice 1872-H 500 





Desirable Specimen 1904-H 200 

Tied for Finest Certified 



2335 1872-H MS-64 (PCGS). Frosty silver gray surfaces with iridescent 
blue and violet toning highlights on both sides. An aesthetically 
appealing gem, sharply struck and choice for the grade. One of 
just 48,000 50-cent pieces minted this year. The laureate bust of 
Queen Victoria differs distinctly from the portrait h$ed on the Ca¬ 
nadian 50-cent pieces of the same era. Rare and desirable at this 
grade level (as are all Victorian issues and denolflinations). A 
choice coin that will certainly make a delightful addition to any 
advanced cabinet of Canadian coins. 

PCGS has certified just one example of this date at the MS-64 level, with two pieces at 
slightly higher levels. 


2331 1904-H Specimen-67 (PCGS). A superb coin. One of six pieces 

graded at this level, with none higher. The strike is sharp, as one 
might expect, and the surfaces are lightly toned in shades of pale 
gold and sky blue. The exact specimen mintage of this issue is un¬ 
known, although this coin is undoubtedly from one of the 1904 
Heaton Mint Specimen sets. Far superior to Lot 4402 in our Kissel 
and Victoria sale, as well as most other examples of this date of¬ 
fered in the marketplace in recent memory. Somewhere an ad¬ 
vanced coin cabinet awaits the arrival of this superb gem; perhaps 
that cabinet is yours! 


25-Cent pieces 


2332 Selection of Newfoundland 25-cent pieces ranging in grade from 
EF-45 to AU-55: ☆ 1912 ☆ 1917-C (5) ☆ 1919-C. Mostly brilliant, 
some with splashes of iridescent gold and rose toning. (Total: 7 
pieces) 



2333 1917-C MS-64 (PCGS). Brilliant, satiny surfaces glow warmly with 

radiant cartwheel lustre. A lovely coin for a type collection. 


Choice 1882-H Newfoundland 500 

Only Piece Certified as Mint State 



2336 1882-H MS-63 (PCGS). Rare this nice. Frosty and lustrous, with 
deep gold and navy toning highlights. The only Mint State ex¬ 
ample of this date certified in any grade by PCGS. A lovely coin 
that should see spirited bidding activity. Don’t miss this opportu¬ 
nity. 

Throughout the entire Canadian numismatic spectrum, including the coinages of the 
Maritime Provinces, Uncirculated examples of Victoria’s coinage are considered great 
rarities. This statement serves to underscore the rarity of the 1882-H Newfoundland 50- 
cent piece, as the piece offered herein is the only Uncirculated specimen certified at any 
grade level. Any collector desiring ownership of this piece should keep this in mind at 
bidding time. 


2337 Large group of Newfoundland 50-cent pieces, with grades rang¬ 
ing from VF-20 to AU-55. Most of the coins are in the EF range: ☆ 
1899 Wide 9s ☆ 1900 (3) ☆ 1904-H (3) ☆ 1907 ☆ 1908 (3) ☆ 1909 
(3) 1917-C ☆ 1918-C (2) "ft 1919. Several of the coins are fully 

brilliant, the remainder have varying degrees of light to heavy ton¬ 
ing. (Total: 18 pieces) 


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Superb Specimen 1904-H 500 

Probably Finest Known 


2338 1904-H Specimen-68 (PCGS). A superb Specimen 50-cent piece, 
with satiny surfaces and outstanding eye appeal. Radiant cartwheel 
lustre glows warmly on iridescent blue and rose surfaces. A lovely 
gem of virtually unimprovable quality. Amazingly, just two Speci¬ 
men 1904-H 50-cent pieces have been certified by PCGS, and both 
pieces have achieved the lofty Specimen-68 grade (perhaps it is the 
same coin submitted more than once). Indeed, across the entire 
spectrum of Canadian numismatics, in every denomination and 
including the coinages of all the provinces, PCGS has certified 
just 14 coins at the Specimen-68 level! Add outstanding quality 
and “condition rarity” to an already desirable issue, and this lovely 
coin forms the end result of that equation. Watch the bidding ex¬ 
citement as this piece crosses the auction block! 


2339 Pair of Uncirculated 50-cent pieces, each graded by PCGS: ☆ 
1904-H MS-62. Brilliant and lustrous ☆ 1908 MS-60. Brilliant. 
Choice for the grade. An attractive pair. (Total: 2 pieces) 

2340 Mint State Newfoundland 50-cent trio, each certified by PCGS: ☆ 
1908 MS-62. Brilliant and frosty ☆ 1917-C (2). MS-63 and MS-61. 
Both coins with moderate golden toning. (Total: 3 pieces) 


Lustrous Gem 1909 500 

Finest Certified 



2341 1909 MS-64 (PCGS). Lustrous and satiny, with the barest hint of 
pale golden toning on the reverse. Scarce this nice, currently the 
finest certified by PCGS. Add this rarity to your collection. 

2342 Group of Uncirculated Newfoundland 50-cent pieces: ☆ 1911 

MS-63 ☆ 1917-C MS-63 (3) ☆ 1918-C MS-63 (3) ☆ 1919-C MS-63. 
Some coins brilliant, others lightly toned. (Total: 8 pieces) 

2343 1917-C MS-64 (ICCS). Sharp and lustrous, with evenly distributed 
splashes of pale iridescent rose on both surfaces. A lovely coin of 
delightful gem quality, easily suitable for inclusion in a high-grade 
type set. 

2344 Newfoundland 50-cent piece trio, each coin vividly toned in iri¬ 
descent pastel shades: ☆ 1917-C MS-63 ☆ 1918-C (2). MS-63 and 
MS-62. (Total: 3 pieces) 



2345 1918-C MS-64 (PCGS). For the connoisseur of attractively toned 
coins. A frosty coin with generous splashes of iridescent rose and 
violet adding to the overall aesthetic appeal. One of just five ex¬ 
amples of the date graded at this level, with only two pieces achiev¬ 
ing a higher grade (both MS-65). Literally, among the finest cur¬ 
rently available to today’s collecting fraternity. 

2346 1918-C MS-63 (PCGS). A lovely coin with a hint of pale iridescent 
rose toning on satiny silver gray surfaces. 

2347 1918-C MS-62 (PCGS). Brilliant and lustrous. A nice selection for 
a type collection. 

NEWFOUNDLAND GOLD COINAGE 

Newfoundland, the first British colony in the Western hemi¬ 
sphere, was discovered byjohn Cabot, an Italian adventurer in 
the employ of the English king. Cabot first laid eyes on 
Newfoundland in 1497, a scant five years after Columbus 
“discovered” the New World. 

In 1865, nearly half a century before Canada proper would 
issue its own circulating gold coinage, Newfoundland struck 
and circulated “double dollars.” These attractive gold coins 
circulated at a face value of $2, thus adhering to the decimal 
standards set by Canada and its southern neighbor, the United 
States. Curiously, the denomination is given twice on the 
reverse, as TWO HUNDRED CENTS for the decimal thinkers, 
and as ONE HUNDRED PENCE for those colonists who still 
thought in terms of the English monetary system. 

Although the series stretches from its first year in 1865 to 
1888, just eight years in that span actually saw a “double dollar" 
issue. The mintages range from a low of 2,500 pieces (1880) to 
a high of 25,000 pieces (1882-H and 1888), and all are quite 
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Choice Mint State 1882-H $2 

Tied for Finest Certified 


Uncirculated 1865 $2 

First Year of Issue 



2348 1865 MS-61 (PCGS). First year of issue. Brilliant and frosty, quite 
scarce and desirable this nice. A great starting place for your New¬ 
foundland $2 gold coin collection. 

Only four Mint State specimens have been graded by PCGS, two at the MS-61 grade 
level, and two MS-62 pieces. If the Population Report is any gauge, then this certainly is a 
very scarce issue. 



2349 1865 MS-61 (PCGS). A second attractive Uncirculated specimen of 
this desirable date. One of just four Mint State examples of this 
date certified by PCGS. Lustrous golden surfaces. 

2350 Starter collection of Newfoundland $2 coinage, each piece certi¬ 
fied by PCGS: ☆ 1865 AU-55. Fully brilliant with a hint of rubbing. 
Attractive for the grade ☆ 1870 AU-55. Choice for the grade, with 
generous amounts of lustre on pleasing surfaces ☆ 1882-H AU-58. 
Brilliant. Some scattered surface marks are noted ☆ 1888 AU-58. 
Brilliant and attractive. A nice group to get you started. (Total: 4 
pieces) 


Complete Set of Newfoundland $2 

2351 A complete set of Newfoundland $2 gold coinage, each coin lus¬ 
trous and attractive for the grade: ☆ 1865 AU-50. Mintage: 10,000. 
Mirrorlike surfaces in the recessed areas ☆ 1870 AU-55. Mintage: 
10,000. Deep golden toning highlights ☆ 1872 AU-50. Mintage: 
6,050. A nice example of this key date ☆ 1880 AU-55. Mintage: 
2,500. The key date in the series, desirable as such. Highly reflec¬ 
tive surfaces ☆ 1881 AU-58. Mintage: 10,000. Just a hint of rubbing 
on the high points ☆ 1882-H MS-61. Mintage: 25,000. Very attrac¬ 
tive for the grade ☆ 1885 MS-60. Mintage: 10,000. A lovely coin 
with many claims to a much higher grade ☆ 1888 MS-62. Mintage: 
25,000. A coin that should be seen to be appreciated. A splendid 
opportunity for the interested collector to obtain a complete, high- 
grade set of Newfoundland gold “double dollars” with one gener¬ 
ous bid. (Total: 8 pieces) 



2352 1882-H MS-63 (PCGS). Frosty and lustrous. Outstanding surface 
qualities. One of just four specimens of this date at this grade level, 
with none certified higher. Quite literally, among the finest speci¬ 
mens of this date currently available to collectors. 



2353 1882-H MS-62 (PCGS). One of six specimens of this date certified 
at this grade level. Frosty golden surfaces. Very choice for the 
grade. 




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2354 1882-H MS-62 (PCGS). Satiny, lustrous surfaces. Rich golden ton¬ 
ing highlights. 

2355 Mint State Newfoundland $2 trio, certified by various grading 
services: ☆ 1882-H MS-61 (PCGS). Sharp and lustrous ☆ 1885 MS- 
61 (NGC). Choice for the grade ☆ 1888 MS-61 (PCGS). Frosty. Fi¬ 
nal year of issue. (Total: 3 pieces) 

2356 Newfoundland $2 gold selection, all certified by PCGS: ☆ 1882-H 
(3). One MS-61; two AU-58 ☆ 1888 AU-58. Repunched date vari¬ 
ety, most noticeable at 1 and final 8 in date. Interesting. (Total: 4 
pieces) 

The gold $2 issue of 1888 is found with a “normal” date and a repunched date, as evi¬ 
denced by pieces that have crossed the cataloguer’s desk. This may represent two differ¬ 
ent dies, or the same die with the repunched date features faded after use. While it is al¬ 
most certain that the Repunched Date variety is known to Canadian numismatists, it at 
least affords the opportunity to mention that serious research in Canadian coinage is still 
a very fertile area for interested numismatists. 

2357 Pair of Newfoundland $2 gold coins, each called MS-60 by PCGS: 
☆ 1882-H. Brilliant and attractive ☆ 1885. Frosty, very choice for 
the grade. (Total: 2 pieces) 




2358 1885 MS-62 (PCGS). A frosty coin richly toned in deep shades of 
orange-gold. Lustrous and attractive. 

There are three specimens of this date at the MS-62 level, and one at the MS-63 level 
the highest numerical grade currently listed for this date. 


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Choice Uncirculated 1888 $2 

Tied for Finest Certified 


2359 1888 MS-63 (PCGS). Repunched Date variety, repunching plainest 
at 1 and final 8 in date. A satiny portrait of Queen Victoria forms a 
pleasing contrast with the mirrorlike obverse field. Choice for the 
grade. PCGS has certified five specimens of this date at this grade 
level, but none have received a higher grade. 


2360 1888 MS-62 (PCGS). Repunched Date variety. Mirrorlike fields 
and frosty design elements. Choice for the grade. 


2361 1888 MS-62 (PCGS). Repunched Date variety. Frosty and lustrous. 
A nice coin at this grade level. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Newfoundland coins 

2362 Selection of Newfoundland denominations, including the follow¬ 
ing 10-cent pieces: ☆ 1865 AU-55 ☆ 1873 EF-40 ☆ 1880 VF-20, 
with scratch ☆ 1888 VF-30 ☆ 1894 (2). EF-45 and EF-40 ☆ 1896 (3). 
EF-45, EF-40, and VF-30 ☆ 1912 (2). MS-60 and EF-45 ☆ 1917-C 
(2). AU-58 and AU-55 ☆ 1919-C MS-63 ☆ 1938 AU-50 to 55 ☆ 
1942-C AU-50 to AU-55 ☆ 1946-C AU-50 to AU-55. The following 
20-cent piece is also included: ☆ 1894 VF-30. A nice selection. (To¬ 
tal: 18 pieces) 

2363 Hoard of Newfoundland issues in various denominations. The 
following 10-cent pieces are included: ☆ 1865 F-12, surface digs ☆ 
1870 VG-8 ☆ 1872-H G-4 ☆ 1873 VG-8 ☆ 1876-H G-4 ☆ 1882-H 
VG-8 ☆ 1885 G-4. The following 10-cent pieces average G-4 to F- 
15: ☆ 1888 ☆ 1890 ☆ 1894 ☆ 1896 ☆ 1903 ☆ 1904-H ☆ 1912 ☆ 
1917-C ☆ 1919-C. The following 10-cent pieces grade EF-40 to AU- 
55: ☆ 1938 ☆ 1940 ☆ 1941-C ☆ 1942-C ☆ 1943-C ☆ 1944-C ☆ 
1945-C ☆ 1946-C ☆ 1947-C. Final year in the series. The following 
20-cent pieces are also included, and all fall in the G-4 to F-15 
grade range: ☆ 1865 ☆ 1870 ☆ 1872-H ☆ 1873 ☆ 1876-H ☆ 1880 

☆ 1881 ☆ 1882-H ☆ 1885 ☆ 1888 ☆ 1890 ☆ 1894 ☆ 1896 Near 
Date ☆ 1896 Wide Date ☆ 1899 ☆ 1900 ☆ 1904-H ☆ 1912. The 
following 25-cent pieces are also included, and each grades F-12 to 
VF-20: ☆ 1917-C ☆ 1919-C. The following dates in the 50-cent de¬ 
nomination round out the grouping, and all pieces grade from G-4 
to F-15, unless otherwise noted: ☆ 1870 ☆ 1872-H ☆ 1873 VF-20 

☆ 1874 ☆ 1876-H ☆ 1880 ☆ 1881 ☆ 1882-H ☆ 1885 ☆ 1888 ☆ 
1894 ☆ 1896 ☆ 1898 ☆ 1899 Narrow 9s ☆ 1899 Wide 9s ☆ 1900 ☆ 
1904-H AU-50. The remainder of the dates grade EF-40 to EF-45: 


☆ 1907 ☆ 1908 ☆ 1909 ☆ 1911 ☆ 1917-C ☆ 1918-C ☆ 1919-C. An 
outstanding beginning to a Newfoundland denomination collec¬ 
tion. (Total: 69 pieces) 

2364 Selection of Newfoundland and New Brunswick varieties. New¬ 
foundland issues include: ☆ 1888 20-cents, AU-50 ☆ 1890 20 
cents, EF-45 ☆ 1900 20 cents, AU-50 ☆ 1912 20 cents, AU-55 ☆ 
1917-C 25 cents (5), two MS-63, and three AU-50 ☆ 1919-C 25- 
cents (3), average AU-50. New Brunswick issues: ☆ 1862 20 cents, 
EF-45 ☆ 1864 20 cents (4), grading AU-55, EF-45, EF-40, and VF- 
30. (Total: 17 pieces) 

2365 Selection of copper coins from the Canadian Maritime prov¬ 
inces, each with an average grade of EF-45 to AU-55, unless other¬ 
wise noted. New Brunswick: ☆ 1861 half cent ☆ 1861 cent (2). 
Nova Scotia: ☆1861 half cent (2). MS-63 and EF-45 to AU-55 ☆ 
1864 half cent. MS-64 ☆ 1861 cent. MS-63. Prince Edward Island: 

☆ 1871 cent. The only coinage of the Province. Newfoundland: ☆ 
1940 cent. Each of these coins is a lovely representative of the 
grade level, and should be seen to be fully appreciated. (Total: 9 
pieces) 

2366 Pair of New Brunswick silver coins of differing denominations: 

☆ 1862 silver five-cents. EF-45. Richly toned in shades of silver 
gray. A nice example of the first year of issue for the denomination 

☆ 1864 10-cents. EF-40. Light silver gray surfaces. (Total: 2 pieces) 

Silver five-cent and 10-cent pieces of New Brunswick were minted in just two years, 
1862 and 1864. 

NOVA SCOTIA 

In 1859 Nova Scotia adopted a new monetary system. Con¬ 
sisting of dollars and cents, their dollar was set at the rate of $5 
per pound sterling. While enabling the province to utilize 
British silver (the shilling was now a good 25 cents and a 
sixpence equalled 12-1/2 cents), it necessitated the issue of half 
cent coinage to make change for the British sixpence. The 
obverse design is identical to that used for the New Brunswick 
half cents and the British bronze farthing of the same era. 

2367 1864 half cent. MS-63 RB (PCGS). Splashes of pale red toning on 
iridescent tan surfaces. Sharp and attractive for the grade. 

2368 Pair of Canadian one dollar test tokens, housed in a custom 
holder with a standard 1985 nickel dollar coin. Struck as possible 
replacements for bank notes, the nickel-brass specimen offered 
herein was minted by the firm of Sherritt Gordon. It weighs 108.1 
grains (7.03 grams), has a plain edge, and the dies are aligned at 
360° (medal turn). The gold-plated nickel pattern was minted by 
International Nickel. Its weight is 109.8 grains (7.14 grams), has a 
plain edge, and has a 360° (medal turn) die alignment. The stan¬ 
dard dollar coin is dated 1985 and minted in the Proof format. 
Listed in Charlton under patterns as No. TT-12, the obverse of 
each piece bears a stylistic Maple Leaf and shield design with the 
words TEST ROYAL CANADIAN MINT, while the reverse bears 
the same stylistic design and says EPROUVE MONNA1E ROYALE 
CANADIENNE. An interesting group for the Canadian dollar en¬ 
thusiast. (Total: 3 pieces) 

2369 1965 six-piece Specimen set. Average grade of Specimen-65, con¬ 
taining the cent through dollar denominations. The dollar is the 
Large Beads, Blunt 5 variety. Some light spotting is noted at the 
center of the dollar coin. Accompanied by a black plush case (not a 
Royal Canadian Mint product). (Total: 1 set, 6 pieces, plus case) 

No Lots 2370-2500 








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2501 Roman Empire. Constantius II. A.D. 337-340. Gold solidus. AU- 

55. A lovely votive issue as illustrated. The obverse features a bust 
of Constantius facing right with the inscription D.N.CONSTAN¬ 
TIUS. P.F.AUG around. Struck at the Constantinople Mint. Bril¬ 
liant, lustrous, and sharply struck. Nice in every way! 

(Est. 1,750-2,250) 



2502 Roman Empire. Theodosius II. A.D. 402-450. Gold solidus. Sear- 
4188. AU-55. Brilliant and lustrous with just the faintest possible 
indications of circulation. The obverse features a bust of the em¬ 
peror in military dress facing forward. The reverse depicts an alle¬ 
gorical motif of Roma holding a sceptre and a cross on globe. 
Struck at the Constantinople Mint. (Est. 400-600) 



2503 Byzantine Empire. Justinian I. A.D. 527-565. Gold solidus. S-140. 
MS-63. The obverse features a military bust of the emperor facing 
forward. The reverse depicts a standing angel holding a staff and a 
cross on globe. Struck at the Constantinople Mint. Officina: e. Sat¬ 
iny and untoned. Nearly as nice as the moment it left the dies. 

(Est. 200-400) 

2504 Byzantine Empire. Pair of gold solidi: ☆ Maurice Tiberius. S-478. 
Officina: G. MS-60 ☆ Heraclius. S-738. Officina: G. AU-50. 

(Total: 250-400) 



2505 Byzantine Empire. Phocas. A.D. 602-610. Gold solidus. S-618. 
MS-63. Draped bust of the emperor facing forward wearing a 
crown. The reverse depicts a standing angel holding a staff and a 
cross on globe. Struck at the Constantinople Mint. Officina: Z. Sat¬ 
iny and untoned. Brilliant and fully lustrous. A delightful example 
of the design type. (Est. 200-400) 



2506 Byzantine Empire. John III. A.D. 1222-1254. Gold Hyperpyron. 
S-2029. EF-40. The obverse portrays Christ seated on a throne. 
The reverse is an allegorical scene of the emperor being crowned 
by the Virgin Mary. Struck at the Magnesia Mint. (Est. 275400) 

Ancient Coins 



2507 Greek world. Sicily. Syracuse. 439-435 B.C. Silver tetradrachm. 

Type similar to S-933. The obverse features a charidt being driven 
to the right with Nike above. The reverse portrays^ a head of 
Artemis-Arethusa facing right with dolphins around. VF, with pew¬ 
ter gray toning. A pair of planchet flaws are present at the rim as 
illustrated. (Est. 9,00-1,200) 

2508 Greek world trio: ☆ Macedon. Aphipolis. Tetradrachm. S-1386. 

VF ☆ Paeonia. Patraos. Tetradrachm. S-1520. AU ☆ Phoenicia. 
Arados. Tetradrachm. S-5992. VF. (Est. 350-500) 

2509 Offering of Roman denarii grading average EF to AU: ☆ Republic. 

Marcus Manii Filius. Type featuring head of Roma wearing winged 
helmet. Reverse with Victory holding whip while driving biga to 
right. Issued circa 134 B.C. ☆ Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. Provedentia 
reverse. Type of Mattingly-697 ☆ Antonius Pius. A.D. 138-161. Re¬ 
verse with Roma seated facing left with ROMA COS IIII around. 
(Total: 3 pieces) (Est. 600-800) 

2510 Nero. A.D. 54-68. Dupondius. VF-30, with golden brown 
patination. Type of Mattingly-353. The obverse portrays Nero fac¬ 
ing right with the inscription IMP NERO CAESAR AUG P MAX 
TR PPP around. The reverse features an allegorical figure of Vic¬ 
tory advancing left with the inscription VICTORIA AUGUSTA. 

(Est. 250-350) 

Gold Coins of the world 

2511 Coins of the British world: ☆ Australia. 1896-S sovereign. K.M-13. 
AU-55 ☆ Bahamas. 1971 $10 gold. KM-25. Proof-64 ☆ Bahamas. 
1971 $20 gold. KM-27. Proof-63 ☆ Canada. 1911-C sovereign. KM- 
20. MS-60 ☆ Great Britain. 1868 sovereign. KM-736.2. Die No. 39. 
EF-45 ☆ Great Britain. 1874 sovereign. KM-752. EF-45 ☆ Great 
Britain. 1890 sovereign. KM-767. EF-45. The two Bahamas issues 
are housed in their original case of issue. (Total: 7 pieces) 

(Est. 900-1.200) 


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2512 Quartette of world gold pieces: ☆ Austria. Four ducats. 1915 re¬ 
strike. KM-2276. Proof-60 "ft Great Britain. Sovereign. 1906. AU-50 

☆ Great Britain. Sovereign. 1910. AU-50 ☆ Venezuela. Gold 

medal. 20 grams, .900 fine. Inter-Change Bank Suiza 1955-1960. 
Proof-60. (Total: 4 pieces) (Est. 400-450) 

2513 Quartette of popular gold issues, including some modern Proofs: 

☆ Canada. 1986 $100 in case of issue. Proof-65 ☆ Great Britain. 

1987 half sovereign in case of issue, Proof-65 ☆ Great Britain. 
1911 sovereign. AU-55 ☆ Great Britain. 1986 £5 in case of issue. 
Proof-65. (Total: 4 pieces) (Est. 550-600) 

2514 France. Trio of 1986 100-francs Statue of Liberty commemora- 

tives struck in gold. Y-121b. All are Gem Proofs as issued, housed 
in original cases of issue. (Total: 3 pieces)(Est. 800-1,200) 

2515 Great Britain. Offering of modern-day gold Proofs and Proof sets. 
All are Proof-65 or better and are housed in original cases of issue: 

☆ 1986 Proof set, KM-PS50, comprised of the half sovereign, sov¬ 

ereign, and £2 piece ☆ 1987 Proof set, KM-PS53, comprised of the 
half sovereign, sovereign, and £2 piece ☆ 1988 £2 piece, KM-944. 
(Total: 7 pieces) (Est. 1,200-1,600) 

2516 Great Britain. 1987-U £5 piece. KM-949. MS-65. A dazzling gem 

housed in the original case of issue. (Est. 600-800) 

2517 Hong Kong. 4,987 $1,000. Year of the Rabbit. Proof-65 or better as 

issued. Housed in original case of issue. (Est. 350-450). 

2518 India. Five rupee. 1870. Young bust of Queen Victoria. KM-474. 
Proof-55/60. Sharply struck and fully brilliant. Some faint hair¬ 
lines are about all that keep this piece out of the Proof-63 category. 

(Est. 300-400) 

2519 Mexico. Pair of lustrous small-size Republic issues: ☆ Half escudo. 

1853-Go. PF. KM-378.4. AU-50 ☆ Peso. 1903-Mo. M. KM-410.5. 
AU-55, with a tiny mark to the right of the “1” in the denomina¬ 
tion. (Total: 2 pieces) (Est. 200-300) 

2520 Mexico. Escudo. 1860-Zs. VL. KM-379.6. AU-50, prooflike. 

Untoned, with perhaps 85% of the original mirror brilliance still 
surviving. Nice eye appeal for the grade. (Est. 300-400) 

2521 Mexico. Two escudos. 1859-Ga. JG. KM-380.3. AU-50. The de¬ 

vices are frosty, the fields are satiny. An attractive example of this 
popular and distinctive design type. (Est. 250-300) 


2522 Mexico. Four escudos. 1825-Mo. JM. KM-381.6. AU-50. Mostly 
brilliant with wisps of rosy gold iridescence at the peripheries. 
Some softness of definition is present on the high points of the 
central motifs as illustrated. (Est. 500-600) 



2523 Mexico. Eight escudos. 1862-Go. YE. KM-383.7. MS-60 to 63. 

Untoned surfaces. The fields are satiny and the devices are frosty. 
Very appealing from the aesthetic perspective. (Est. 1,000-1,200) 

2524 Mexico. 2-1/2 pesos. 1881-Mo. M. KM-411.5. AU-50. Sharply 

struck with considerable prooflike character. Only 400 examples 
of the denomination were struck at the Mexico City Mint during 
the year. (Est. 1,000-1,200) 

2525 Mexico. Five pesos. 1904-Mo. M. KM-412.6. AU-55, prooflike. 

Fully brilliant and boldly struck with virtually all design features 
defined to full advantage. Only 1,415 examples of the variety were 
produced. (Est. 500-600) 


2526 Mexico. 10 pesos. 1872-Zs. H. KM-413.9. AU-55. A lovely speci¬ 
men exhibiting just a faint whisper of olive-gold iridescence. The 
devices are frosty and the fields have a texture intermediate be¬ 
tween satiny and prooflike. (Est. 600-700) 



2527 Mexico. 20 pesos. 1871-Mo. M. KM-414.6. MS-60. Brilliant, lus¬ 

trous, and sharply struck. Nice in ever)' way. Probably one of the 
finest survivors of the issue! (Est. 1,000-1,200) 

2528 Mexico. 50 pesos. 1947. KM-481. VF-35. Mostly brilliant with con¬ 

siderable amounts of original mint lustre surviving in the pro¬ 
tected areas. (Est. 375-450) 

2529 Russia. Pair of Nicholas II gold issues: ☆ 1899 five roubles, Y-62, 
VF-30 ☆ 1899 10 roubles, Y-64, VF-30 (Total: 2 pieces) 

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2530 Spanish Colonial. Two escudos cob. Undated [issued circa 1700- 
1710]. AU. This piece is from our sale of the Harold A. Blauvelt 
Collection, February 1977, Lot 5011, where it was described as fol¬ 
lows: “Highly irregular planchet, usual filing. Obverse: Bottom 
two-thirds of shield. . . some weak areas and doubling. Full II. Par¬ 
tial IPPVS visible. Reverse: Half of cross of reverse of 1700-1710. 
Three fleurs-de-lis, all are weak. HI[ ]IA visible.” (Est. 300-400) 

The Harold A. Blauvelt Collection sale featured a large number of gold and silver cobs 
recovered from the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet. 

2531 Assortment of European and Latin American silver issues: ☆ Ar¬ 

gentina, 1838 eight reals, KM-8, VF-25 ☆ Germany, 1929-A five 
reichsmark, Weimar Constitution, KM-64, AU-50 ☆ Great Britain, 
1902 shilling, KM-800, AU-58 ☆ Great Britain, 1912 shilling, KM- 
816, MS-62 ☆ Great Britain, 1921 florin, KM-817a, MS-63 ☆ Great 
Britain, 1906 half crown, KM-802, MS-63 ☆ Netherlands, 1870 2- 
1/2 gulden, KM-82, MS-60 ☆ Panama, 1904 five centavos, KM-2, 
MS-60 ☆ Russia, 1896 rouble, Y-60, EF-45 ☆ Russia, 1915 rouble, 
Y-59.3, EF-40. (Total: 10 pieces) (Est. 600-900) 



2532 Chinese Empire. Fungtien Province. 1899 dollar. Y-97. MS-62. 

Golden gray toning on frosty surfaces. A popular issue featuring 
an English inscription on the obverse and a dragon on the re¬ 
verse. Virtually all design features are defined to full advantage. 
This design type was produced in the years 1898 and 1899. 

(Est. 800-1,000) 

2533 China. Trio of dollars issued under the the Chinese republic. Re¬ 

public-General issues: ☆ Y-321 AU-50, portrait with obverse in¬ 
scription ☆ K-677 AU-50, portrait without obverse inscription. 
Hunan Province issue: ☆ Y-404 AU-55, crossed flags. (Total: 3 
pieces) (Est. 400-600) 

Coins of the world 

2534 China. Pair of desirable Dragon and Phoenix issues. Both are in 
gem condition as issued: ☆ 1990 20-yuan, silver. Y-207, Uncircu¬ 
lated ☆ 1990 200-yuan, gold. Y-209, Proof. The two pieces are 
housed in an ornate wooden box of issue. (Total: 2 pieces) 

(Est. 1,400-1,800) 



2535 France. Ecu aux palmes. 1693-W. VF-20. Struck at the Lille Mint. 

The obverse features a bust of Louis XIV facing right. The reverse 
has the French arms on a circular shield which is situated between 
two palm fronds and surmounted by a crown. Struck over an ecu 
of 8 L, with the undertype most prominent at the center of the 
obverse as illustrated. Attractive silver gray surfaces, with lustre 
still surviving. (Est. 350-500) 

2536 Assortment of silver and gold pieces issued by the German States 
and Germany: ☆ Hamburg. Five mark. 1908-J. KM-293. MS-62 ☆ 
Hamburg. 10 mark. Gold. 1898-J. KM-292. VF-35 ☆ Prussia. Five 
mark. 1901. Y-129. MS-64 ☆ Wurttemberg. Five mark. 1913-F. Y- 
122. MS-61 ☆ Germany. Three mark. 1927-A. Bremerhaven Com¬ 
memorative. KM-50. MS-63 "fr Germany. Five mark. 1927-A. KM- 
56. All of the silver pieces are attractively toned. (Tiiotal: 6 pieces) 

XEst. 350-500) 

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2537 German States. Hamburg. Three mark. 1914-J. KM-296. Proof-65 

(PCGS). A gorgeous gem example having frosty devices, blazing 
mirror fields, and just a faint whisper of golden toning. Outstand¬ 
ing both technically and aesthetically. (Est. 350-500) 

2538 Great Britain. 1937 15-piece Proof set, KM-PS21, in case, grading 
average Proof-63. The set includes all denominations from the far¬ 
thing to the crown, plus the Maundy issues. (Total: 15 pieces) 

(Est. 125-175) 

2539 Great Britain. Trio of 19th-century issues in ANACS Cache hold¬ 

ers: ☆ 1826 halfpenny, KM-692, MS-63 BRN ☆ 1853 halfpenny, 
KM-726, MS-64 BRN ☆ 1845 penny, KM-739, AU-55. (Total: 3 
pieces) (Est. 700-1,000) 

2540 Great Britain. 1831 penny. KM-707. MS-61 BRN (ANACS Cache). 

Variety without the initials W.W. on the truncation of the king’s 
bust. Golden brown toning with wisps of bluish iridescence at the 
rims. A distinctive design type that was coined in the years 1831, 
1834, and 1837 only. (Est. 350-400) 




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2541 Great Britain. Quartette of desirable silver issues in AN ACS 

Cache holders: ☆ 1787 shilling, KM-607.1, MS-61. Variety with 
stops at date, over head, and on the obverse ☆ 1868 florin, KM- 
746.2, MS-60 ☆ 1873 florin, KM-746.2, MS-62 ☆ 1820 half crown, 
KM-676, AU-55. (Total: 4 pieces) (Est. 500-700) 

2542 Foreign pair: ☆ Greece, 1868-A drachma, KM-38, VF-20 ☆Japan, 

Year 3 (1870), 5 sen, Y-l, EF-40, variety having dragon with shallow 
scales. (Total: 2 pieces) (Est. 250-300) 

2543 Offering of silver coins, featuring mostly European issues: ☆ Ha¬ 

waii. 1883 quarter. KM-5. AU-50 ☆ Italy. 1926 10 lire. KM-68.1. 
MS-63 ☆ 1927 (year VI). 20 lire. KM-69. MS-60 ☆ Russia. 1834 
rouble. C-169. EF-40 ☆ Switzerland. 1925-B five francs. KM-38. 
MS-60. (Total: 5 pieces) (Est. 700-1,000) 

2544 Kampuchea (Cambodia). 1847 quarter tical. KM-34. MS-60. Fully 

lustrous and beautifully toned in hues of coppery gold and pewter 
gray. (Est. 300-400) 

2545 Kampuchea (Cambodia). 1847 quarter tical. KM-35. MS-60. Me¬ 

dium gray surfaces with some blushes and splashes of deeper iri¬ 
descence. (Est. 300-400) 

2546 Mauritius. 1878 five cents. KM-9. MS-63. A lovely example of this 

British colonial issue. The surfaces are about 25% mint red fading 
to a pleasing Jan shade in the remaining areas. Worth a generous 
bid. (Est. 150-200) 

2547 Mexico. Eight reals. 1771-Mo. FM. VF-20. Silver gray. (Est. 75-125) 

2548 Mexico. Two pesos. 1921. Y-51. MS-63. Frosty surfaces. The ob¬ 

verse is mostly brilliant with blushes of pearl gray toning. The re¬ 
verse exhibits intermingled gold and lilac. (Est. 250-350) 

2549 New Guinea. Nicely-matched pair of desirable low-denomination 

issues: ☆ 1929 halfpenny, KM-1, MS-63 ☆ 1929 penny, KM-2, MS- 
60. Each is lustrous with pale golden gray iridescence. (Total: 2 
pieces) (Est. 600-800) 

2550 Pair of white metal Romanian pattern issues. Each is PCGS certi¬ 

fied as Proof-65: ☆ 1869 50 bani, KM-PN17 ☆ 1869 one leu, KM- 
PN22. (Est. 150-200) 


2551 Russia. 1707 novodel half rouble. AU-55. Plain edge. The obverse 

portrays the armored bust of Peter the Great facing right. The re¬ 
verse features Russia’s Imperial eagle holding a sceptre and a cross 
on globe. Both surfaces are toned in gorgeous hues of blue, gold, 
and violet. A handsome showpiece! (Est. 900-1,200) 

2552 Switzerland. Pair of Swiss Shooting thalers: ☆ 1859 KM-S5, AU-50. 
Silver gray surfaces with some hairline scratches on the obverse ☆ 
1885 KM-S17, AU-55. Attractively toned in intermingled hues of 
golden gray and gunmetal-blue. (Total: 2 pieces) (Est. 400-600) 

No Lots 2553-2600 


NUMISMATIC AMERICANA 


2601 Commemorative ephemera: ☆ Original mailing envelope, ad¬ 
dressed and with postage, postally cancelled, from the Norfolk 
Advertising Board, Inc., to a recipient in Chicago, within which is a 
white folder with printed green paper covered with spaces for five 
coins. Very scarce ☆ Mailing envelope, with stamp and postally 
cancelled, from the Albany Dongan Charter Committee, ad¬ 
dressed to a recipient in Chicago, within which is a five-coin holder 
with spaces for five Albany half dollars. With printed front flap. 
The four items in this lot are generally in Fine to VF condition, 
nicely preserv ed but with some normal creases and effects of age. 
No coins are included in the lot, just the paper material. (Total: 4 
pieces) 

2602 Commemorative ephemera. Another nice group of paper mate¬ 
rial (not including coins) relating to commemoratives: ☆ 1937 
Antietam, five-coin card with printed paper flap cover. VF to EF ☆ 

1937 Roanoke. Five-coin holder, with printed paper flap for 
Roanoke half dollar, 1937. One of the cardboard openings is dam¬ 
aged. Fine to VF ☆ 1936 Lynchburg, five-coin cardboard holder 
with printed paper flap cover. VG, somewhat creased ☆ Postally 
cancelled envelope from L.W. Hoffecker, distributor of the Elgin 
Centennial half dollar, somewhat tattered and with some pieces 
missing, plus a plain cardboard six-coin holder with paper flap rub¬ 
ber-stamped twice with Hoffecker’s address, front flap nearly dis¬ 
connected. Somewhat rough condition, but very rare, the first we 
can recall seeing ☆ Booker T. Washington leatherette holder, 
black, with gold lettering imprint, Wynne type holder with three 
openings covered with celluloid slide, with provisions for P-D-S. 
Quite scarce; we have seen just a few over the years. EF. (Total: 5 
pieces) 

2603 Commemorative ephemera. Another nice grouping containing 
the following: ☆ Paper envelope, somewhat tattered and with 
some pieces missing, severely folded, printed and originally used 
to enclose a 1915-S Panama-Pacific commemorativ e gold dollar ☆ 
Another as preceding, but slightly better in condition, still VG at 
best, but all printing readable ☆ 1936 Lynchburg. Five-coin holder 
with printed paper flap. Fine, some creases, later ink notation on 
holder ☆ 1937 Antietam, five-coin holder, roughly cut at top and 
bottom removing some lettering, otherwise VG ☆ Two more 1937 
Antietam five-coin holders, printed paper flaps. One Fine, the 
other VF ☆ 1936 P-D-S Wynne holder for Cincinnati half dollars, 
black leatherette. Fine, one corner dented, otherwise attractive ☆ 
1936 York, Maine. Five-coin holder with printed front flap. Fine. 
No coins. (Total: 8 pieces) 

2604 Commemorative ephemera. A large group of boxes, originally 
used to house commemorative half dollars: ☆ Velvet-lined black 
leatherette holder from Stack’s, originally enclosing a 1937 Arkan¬ 
sas set, in box, with postage area torn away, postmarked April 28, 
1937—coin container VF, box Good ☆ Pasteboard box crudely cov¬ 
ered with wood-grained paper, enclosing velvet interior with three 
depressions for half dollars, with modern ink writing (done later 
by a collector) on the bottom. Probably originally used to house 

1938 or 1939 Arkansas set, but this is not known with certainty. 
VG ☆ Cardboard covered pasteboard box for 1935 Connecticut 
Centenary half dollar, blue inscription on lid partly worn away, in¬ 
scription on underside of lid relating to the Hartford National 
Bank and Trust Company is clear ☆ Eight single-coin blue card¬ 
board boxes with gold trim originally used to house 1936 Bridge¬ 
port half dollars, Good to Fine, most with marks or signs of scuff¬ 
ing ☆ Three wooden boxes with slide tops, rubber-stamped with 
Minute Man impression, originally used for 1925 Lexington-( .on- 
cord commemorative halves. Fine to VF, one with the date “1925" 
lettered on the front by a recipient. No coins. (Total: 14 pieces) 




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2605 Commemorative ephemera: ☆ 1936 Columbia, South Carolina 
original mailing envelope, postally cancelled on December 17, 
1936, with interior three-coin card, plus group of three wooden 
nickels, rectangular in shape, issued for the same occasion. A very 
nice group, VF to EF grade. No coins. Rare. (Total: 1 envelope, 1 
coin mailing card, three wooden nickels) 

2606 Commemorative ephemera: ☆ Silver covered pasteboard box, 
about 2" square, for a 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary half dollar 
(no coin enclosed), with blue imprint on lid, mostly worn away, 
and with clear imprint on underside pertaining to the Hartford 
National Bank and Trust Company. No coin. 


^1% Sesqui-Centennial 
Inter na ti onal Exposition 




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Desirable Kirkpatrick & Gault Issue 



2608 Encased postage stamp. Kirkpatrick and Gault. 30 cents. Hodder 
Bowers-166. EF-40. The stamp is bright and fristy, and the mica is 
essentially devoid of crazing. A scattering of tiny marks can be 
seen on the brass frame surrounding the stamp. Examples of this 
denomination are seldom available and always command strong 
premiums when they cross the auction block. 



2607 1926 Sesquicentennial half dollar and original mailing material. 

A very rare (first seen) envelope printed with the return address of 
the Sesqui-centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia, 
1926, with 20-cent stamp, addressed and postally cancelled, mailed 
on December 29, 1926, enclosing a Dennison Coin Mailing card, 
green paper over kraft cardboard, with glued flap once folded 
over and sealed to enclose coin. Glued flap now removed, causing 
some damage to printed instructions. With what appears to be the 
original 1926 Sesquicentennial half dollar still in place, MS-63 to 
64, attractive toning. A superb exhibit item worth a good price. 
(Total: one envelope, one holder, one coin) 


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Washington-Lafayette 
Commemorative Counterstamp 

On 1820 Large Cent 


(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

2610 1820 U.S. large cent counterstamped on obverse and reverse 

with dies commemorating the 1824-1825 return visit of 
Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, to the 
United States. Dies by an unknown craftsman (possibly Charles 
Cushing Wright) were prepared for the occasion. The obverse 
(here stamped on the reverse of the coin) bears the portrait of 
Lafayette facing right, with GENERAL LAFAYETTE above and 
the date 1824 below. The reverse (here stamped on the obverse of 
the coin) shows a bust of Washington facing left, with the inscrip¬ 
tion GEORGE WASHINGTON. These dies were used to make up 
small silver medalets, but in their most familiar form were em¬ 
ployed to counterstamp large cents and half dollars. A few other 
coins were marked as well. The original method of distribution is 
not known at this time, although the writer has endeavored for 
years to obtain specific documentation. 

The present impression is excellently centered, as illustrated, on 
the obverse and reverse of an 1820 cent, inverted in relation to the 
coin. The host coin is Fine or thereabout, with a dig between the 
stars 5 and 6. The counterstamp itself is VF. The overall surfaces 
are lightly brown. To our knowledge, fewer than a dozen different 
specimens have appeared on the auction market during the past 
century, and the variety has been notably absent in even the largest 
and most comprehensive specialized collections of either 
counterstamped coins or of large cents. Here indeed is a major 
opportunity. 


Nouvelle Orleans-Peuch Bein 
Counterstamp 

Finest Known 


(Photo enlarged twice actual size) 

2609 Undated (1832-1834) Nouvelle Orleans-Peuch Bein counter- 
stamp on cut silver segment. Low-82-A. Very choice AU to Mint 
State. 113.6 grains. Peuch Bein counterstamp struck on a cut silver 
segment of an eight reales SUD silver piece from the state of 
Oaxaca, minted during the Mexican War of Independence under 
the auspices of insurgent General Morelos (coinage of the silver 
SUD pieces began in July 1811 and ended in October 1814). Host 
coin type of KM-234, with ornate flowery fields. The finest Peuch 
Bein counterstamp currently known to us, with original mint lus¬ 
tre and brilliant golden toning highlights in the recessed areas of 
the counterstamps. From the counterstamp combination 3-B (see 
our catalogue of the Julian Leidman Sale of April 12, 1986, Lot 
4023 for a description of these “dies”). James Peuch and John D. 
Bein were engaged in the West Indian trade and also spent some 
time as bankers, often applying their counterstamp to cut seg¬ 
ments in testimony to their acceptability as a circulating medium. 
About three-fourths of the counterstamp is boldly struck on each 
side, with some weakness on the edges of the counterstamp, owing 
no doubt to the irregular surfaces of the SUD host coin. A lovely 
rarity with a certain numismatic desirability that should appeal to 
the collectors of early American issues, Hard Times tokens, as well 
as devotees of the coinage of the Mexican War of Independence. 
Don’t miss this splendid opportunity to obtain one of the finest 
Peuch-Bein counterstamps currently in existence. 

From the George T. Tilden Collection; to Massachusetts dealer Charles 
DuPont (of Anderson-DuPont fame); to Donald M. Miller; to the present 
consignor. 


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2611 Assortment of U.S. and British counterstamped coins. U.S. 
counterstamps: ☆ M.A. Abbey on 1864 copper-nickel cent, Brunk- 
150, Good ft Z.S. Adair on 1859 cent, B-230, VG I.M. Boardman 
on two-cent piece without date, B-4120, VG ☆ I. Booth on 1817 
cent, B-4310, VG ☆ H.S. Burges on 1848 cent, B-5930, VF (with 
hole) ☆ G.P. Cobb on 1853 cent, not in Brunk, Fine (with hole) ☆ 
Corbly’s stamped several times on a 1886 cent, B-9350, VF ☆ H.W. 
Derby on 1853 cent, B-11450, VG ☆ E. Down on 1900 cent, B- 
12070, Good "fr F.Z. on 1806 half cent, B-13715, VF (with hole and 
graffiti) ☆ H. Getz on 1837 cent, B-16020, Good ☆ E.C. Hatch on 
1863 cent, B-18700, Fine (with hole) ☆ J. Heft on 1814 cent, B- 
19040, VG ☆ B.C. Hoff on 1882 cent, B-19830, Good ☆ 
Remington on Matron Head cent without date, B-33900, AG ☆ 
J.P. Rhodes on 1888 cent, not in Brunk, Good ☆ T. Snag on 1857 
Flying Eagle cent, B-37380, Good ☆ Dr. G.G. Wilkins on 1859 
cent, B-43490, Good ☆ Large cent with designs completely worn 
down. Counterstamped STANDARD on one side and 5F on the 
other side ☆ 1801 cent counterstamped with large Roman V in 
five places, AG ☆ 1851 cent. Jeweler’s test punch coin. 
Counterstamped with various letters on both surfaces, VG ☆ 
Braided Hair cent, without date. Counterstamped with unusual 
rectangular design in cartouche, Good ☆ British counterstamps: 
☆ T. Fisher on 1806 British halfpenny, VG ☆ I.K. Lampry on un¬ 
dated George II halfpenny, AG ☆ R. Hunt on an 1797 penny, 
Good. (Total: 25 pieces) 



2612 1870 Assay Commission medal. Julian AC-8. Proof-63. Alumi¬ 
num. 64.1 grains. Variety with J. POLLOCK DIRECTOR and 
W.B.F. in exergue. A pleasing brilliant example of this popular 
medal. Reverse cud seen at 8 in date. A small discoloration on the 
reverse at the first N in ANNUAL is noted, and will serve as an 
identification mark for future owners. 

From our sale of the Boyd, Brand & Ryder collections, March 1990, 
Lot 8. 

2613 Franco-American Alliance medal. A silver restrike of a medal origi¬ 
nally issued circa 1822. Matte-Proof-63. The obverse portrays an 
undraped bust of Louis XVIII facing right. The reverse features a 
facing bust of Mercury on a pedestal between allegorical figures 
representing France and America. The edge is stamped ARGENT 
(silver). 

2614 Offering of so-called dollars ☆ 1876 American Centennial. Hibler- 
Kappen 20. Silver. VF-30 ☆ 1876 American Centennial. HK-22. 
Gilt. AU-50 ☆ 1900 Bryan Money. HK-783. Zerbe-10. EF-40 ☆ 
1933 Pedley-Ryan & Co. Type IV. HK-825. MS-62 ☆ 1933 
Colorado’s Century of Progress. HK-870. MS-64. (Total: 5 pieces) 

2615 Bryan Money. Zerbe-5. AU-55. The popular “comparative” variety 
featuring a cartwheel design on the reverse. The issue was pro¬ 
duced by the Gorham Manufacturing Company. 


2616 So-called dollar. Pedley-Ryan 8c Co. Type III. HK-824. MS-60. A 
very rare variety. Hibler and Kappen report “fewer than 85 pieces 
were stuck, all on Jan. 6, 1933.” 

2617 1989 Official George Bush Presidential Inaugural medal set, 

comprised of the following varieties, all produced by the Medallic 
Art Company: ☆ 1-1/8 inches, 14K gold, matte finish ☆ 2-1/2 
inches, 0.999 silver, matte finish ☆ 1-1/2 inches, 0.999 silver, Proof 
finish ☆ 2-3/4 inches, bronze, matte finish ☆ 1-1/2 inches, bronze, 
matte finish. All pieces are MS-65 or Proof-65 as issued. Accompa¬ 
nied by the original blue plush case of issue. This is set 118. Each 
piece has the number 118 stamped on its edge as made. (Total: 5 
pieces) 

2618 1989 Official George Bush Presidential Inaugural medal set, 

identical to the preceding except that this is set 172. Each piece 
has the number 172 stamped on the edge as made. All pieces are 
MS-65 or Proof-65 as issued. Housed in the original blue plush 
case of issue. (Total: 5 pieces) 

British medal 


2619 Great Britain. 1928 Birmingham Civic Society gold medal. Con¬ 
dition as made. Edge awarded “George Fergus McDonald. 1928.” 
873.9 grains. 44.1mm. Reverse stamped “18K.” Accompanied by 
the original leather case of issue. (Est. 500-700) 

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No Lots 2620 to 2700 

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Currency 



2701 $5 F-61a. Legal Tender note. Act of 1862. Chittenden-Spinner. 
Red Seal. Series: 45. Serial: 73. Choice New. Bright, fresh, and at¬ 
tractive. The bottom and side margins are straight and even. The 
top margin is trimmed a bit closely as illustrated. A faint pencil 
streak is noted on the reverse. Civil War era “greenback” issues 
have long been popular with collectors. High-grade examples with 
low serial numbers are especially desirable. 



2702 $5 F-61a. Series:45. Serial: 74. Choice New. Another impressive 
note having vivid colors on bright fresh paper. The centering is 
considerably better than average. 


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2707 Hoard of $1 F-1614 star notes, average Choice to Gem New. Ac¬ 
companied by the original wrapper, now opened. (Total: 100 
pieces) 

2708 Fractional Currency. Block of four F-1230 notes arranged 2x2. 
VF. (Total: 1 piece; four subjects) 

early American currency 


2703 $5 F-61. Series: 50. Choice New. Bright and attractive. A third and 
final opportunity to acquire an example of this popular variety. 

2704 Pair of large-size notes, each grading Choice New: $1 F-280, Sil¬ 
ver Certificate $5 F-851, Federal Reserve note. (Total: 2 pieces) 


2709 Connecticut. Selection of Uncirculated 2s6d notes of the July 1, 
1780 issue. All of these notes are signed by B. Payne and G. Wyllys 
and have been hole cancelled. The serial numbers are 6192, 6196, 
6198, 6218, and 6241. (Total: 5 pieces) 



2705 $5 F-263. Silver Certificate. Series of 1886. Rosecrans-Huston. 
Brown Seal. Choice New. Bright and fresh with broad even mar¬ 
gins. The obverse features a portrait of U.S. Grant. The reverse 
vignette depicts five Morgan dollars. Some scarcely noticeable fox¬ 
ing at the center of the reverse is about all that keeps this lovely 
note out of the Gem New category. 



2710 Starter collection of early American currency: Connecticut. 

July 1, 1780. 20 shillings. About new with minor foxing, pinholes, 
and margin tatters. The upper left corner is rounded Dela¬ 
ware. January 1, 1776. 10 shillings. VG Maryland. April 10, 
1774. $4. VF, with some minor staining on the reverse New 
Jersey. March 25, 1776. 18 pence. Nearly New New York. Feb¬ 
ruary 16, 1971. £3. Fine, with reverse tape repairs North Caro¬ 
lina. December 1771. 2s6d. Duck vignette. VG. Reinforced with 
white paper on verso Pennsylvania. October 1, 1773. 15 shil¬ 
lings. VG to Fine Rhode Island. May 1786. 30 shillings. EF 
Virginia. October 20, 1777. $10. VF to EF, with foxing along the 
left margin. (Total: 9 pieces) 

2711 18th-century currency offering: Georgia. June 8, 1771. $2/3. 
Signers: N. Wade, R. Wylly. Serial: 92. VF to EF, widi minor mar¬ 
gin tatters New Hampshire. April 29, 1780. $5. Signers: J. 
McClure, J. Pearson, E. Robinson. Serial: faded. VF to EF with 
light foxing South Carolina. December 23, 1776. $2. Signers: J. 
Fisher, E. Lightwood, W. Ancrum, E. Blake. Serial: 5307. Fine. 
(Total: 3 pieces) 


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2706 Original and unique art work, measuring 24 inches by 18 inches. 

Condition as made. Map of the United States made by pasting au¬ 
thentic vignettes cut from redeemed National Bank notes onto 
heavy ivory paper as illustrated. This work is said to have been 
made by an employee of the U.S. Treasury Department whose re¬ 
sponsibility involved the redemption of old National Bank notes. 
The notes used were very high grade, and include such rare states 
as Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Interestingly, the artist placed 
the different vignettes into their appropriate geographical context 
on the map. These notes would constitute a virtual fortune if they 
had been preserved intact! The signature and date “Mildrid C. 
Stark, 1961” is in the lower right corner. The map is mounted in 
attractive wooden frame, and is fronted with glass. An interesting 
display! Cost the consignor several thousand dollars 15 years ago. 


2712 Massachusetts. August 18, 1775. 24 shillings. “Sword in Hand 
design. Due date: August 18, 1779. Signer: T. Plympton, with the 
other signature(s) faded. Serial: faded. VG to Fine, with a tatter at 
the upper border. A popular issue printed from plates that were 
engraved by Paul Revere. 


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2713 Massachusetts. December 7, 1775. Is4d. “Sword in Hand” design. 
Signer: J. Wheeler with the other signature(s) faded. Serial: 
1473(?). Fine, with a scarcely noticeable reverse tape repair. Better 
than the majority of examples seen. Only 6,250 notes of the variety 
were issued, and it is doubtful that no more than a tiny handful of 
specimens have survived in any grade. 


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2714 Massachusetts. Assortment of notes issued in the 1770s: June 
18, 1776. 2s6d. Due date: June 18, 1778. Signer. I. Hobart. Serial: 
3507. VG C June 18, 1776. 5 shillings. Due date, June 18, 1778. 
Signer: I. Hobart. Serial: 3380. Good October 16, 1778. 12 
pence. Signer: J. Brown. Serial: 6959. Fine, with some minor dam¬ 
age at the right margin of the reverse. (Total: 3 pieces) 


2715 Massachusetts. Selection of May 5, 1780 notes: □ $1. Signers: L. 
Baldwin, R. Cranch. Guaranty: P. Boyer. Serial: 24580. Interest 
surcharged. Hole cancelled. EF, with hinge mount on obverse 
$2. Signers: T. Dawes, R. Cranch. Guaranty: P. Boyer. Serial: 
15065. Interest surcharged. Hole cancelled. New, with margin tat¬ 
ter at top border, rounded corners and two bookworm holes 
$2. Signers: L. Baldwin, R. Cranch. Guaranty: P. Boyer. Serial: 
24864. Interest surcharged. Hole cancelled. Nearly New to New, 
with a corner fold $3. Signers: L. Baldwin, R. Cranch. Guar¬ 
anty: P. Boyer. Serial: 21544. No surcharge, but hole cancelled. 
New, with hinge mount covering the hole cancellation $7. 
Signers: L. Baldwin, R. Cranch. Guaranty: P. Boyer. Serial: 11885. 
No surcharge or cancellation. EF to AU, with a hinge mount on 
the reverse $7. Signers: L. Baldwin, T. Dawes. Guaranty: P. 
Boyer. Serial: 12954. Interest surcharged. Hole cancellation. EF to 
AU $8. Signers: L. Baldwin, R. Cranch. Guaranty: P. Boyer. 
Serial: faded. Interest surcharged with a cut cancellation (a large 
triangular piece is missing from the lower half of the note). New 
$20 counterfeit. Signers: S. Henshaw, R. Cranch. Guaranty: P. 
Boyer. Interest surcharged. Not cancelled. New. (Total: 8 pieces) 


2716 New Jersey. June 22, 1756. One shilling. Plate letter B. Signers: J. 
Smyth, H. Hartshorne, J. Smith. Serial: 4620. New. The upper 
right corner is rounded, but otherwise the note is superb. 

2717 North Carolina. July 14, 1760. £3. Signers: J. Starkey, S. Swann. J. 
Swann, L. DeRosset. Serial: faded. EF, with a remnant of a hinge 
mount on verso. Eric Newman reports that only 1,000 notes of the 
issue were produced. 

2718 South Carolina. December 23, 1776. Pair of unissued remainder 
notes: □ $1. Signers: J. Dart, J. Wakefield. Serial: None. New. All 
margins are straight and even $3. Signers: J. Dart,J. Wakefield. 
Serial: none. Nearly New to New, with broad even margins on all 
sides. Some wrinkles in the paper give the note the appearance of 
having folds. (Total: 2 pieces) 

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2719 The Imperial government of Norton I, “Emperor of the United 
States and Protector of Mexico.” 50£ bond. Serial: 1929. Fine. 
Printed by the firm of Cuddy & Hughes, who styled themselves as 
“Printers to His Majesty Norton I.” The inscription of the note 
read: “Norton I Promises to pay the holder hereof the sum of Fifty 
Cents in the year 1880, with interest at 7 per cent per annum from 
date; the principal and interest to be convertible, at the option of 
the holder, at maturity, into 20 years’ 7 per cent. Bonds or payable 
in gold coin. Given under our Royal hand and seal this 10th day of 
Aug’t 1875. (Hand-signed) Norton I, Emperor.” The vignette on 
the right side of the note portrays the “emperor” in military dress. 

Joshua A. Norton was born in England in 1819 and immigrated to San Francisco, Cali¬ 
fornia shortly after the beginning of the Gold Rush. He built a financial empire amount¬ 
ing to about $250,000. After having suffered severe financial reversals, he began experi¬ 
encing delusions of grandeur which culminated in 1859 when he proclaimed himself 
“Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico." It is said that the San Francisco 
newspapers published his imperial decrees and that banks honored his checks up to the 
amount of 500. When he died in 1880, approximately 30,000 mourners attended his fu¬ 
neral. Emperor Norton was the subject of a sympathetic biographical sketch in the May 
25, 1983 issue of Coin World. 


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The Edmonton Sale 


ABOUT THE BOWERS 
AND MERENA ORGANIZATION 


B owers and merena galleries 

had its inception in 1953 when Dave 
Bowers, at the age of 14, having col¬ 
lected coins for about a year, decided to be¬ 
come a coin dealer. His business credo was and 
still is this: Give each client a full measure of 
value for the price paid, and describe coins ac¬ 
curately and authoritatively. 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JAMES F. RUDDY 
(until his retirement in 1977), Dave’s business 
grew. In 1961, Dave and Jim announced that 
they had achieved over $ 1 million worth of 
sales annually, a figure unmatched at the time 
by any other rare coin seller. From 1974 until 
1982 the company was a division of General 
Mills, Inc., the multinational firm, after which 
the firm became known as Bowers and Merena, 
Inc., with Raymond N. Merena, who had 
worked with the company in the 1960s, becom¬ 
ing president. 

WHILE OUR ADVERTISEMENTS EMPHA¬ 
SIZE that we have handled eight of the top 10 
world’s most valuable coins sold at auction, that 
we sold the three of the top four most valuable 
rare coin collections ever auctioned (the $25 
million Garrett Collection for The Johns Hop¬ 
kins University, the $20 million Norweb Collec¬ 
tion, and the $12.4 million Eliasberg Collection 
of U.S. Gold Coins), and multiple specimens of 
just about every rarity in the book, Dave also 
finds satisfaction and pleasure in buying and 
selling “everyday” types of coins. He finds Mor¬ 
gan silver dollars to be absolutely fascinating 
from a romantic and historical viewpoint, from 
the common 1881-S to such stellar items as an 
MS-65 1893-S. 

NOW IN 1993 the Bowers and Merena orga¬ 
nization comprises over 30 people. Our fine 


staff of dedicated and knowledgeable indi¬ 
viduals offers a myriad of services: From our 
Direct Sales Department comes our periodical 
magazine, the Rare Coin Review and our Spe¬ 
cial Coin Letter, both including special offers 
and presenting new purchases. Our Want List 
Service and our Collection Portfolio Pro¬ 
gram™ are great advantages for advanced or 
beginning collectors building a type set or 
specialized collection. 

OUR PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT 
gives you discount prices on the important 
numismatic reference books we publish, many 
of which are written by our staff experts and 
produced by our Graphic Arts Department. 

AT AUCTIONS BY BOWERS AND MER¬ 
ENA, INC., Dr. Richard A. (“Rick”) Bagg, our 
director of auctions, and his staff are continu¬ 
ally busy planning our public auction sales, 
(held in New York City and other important 
metropolitan areas) which take place at regu¬ 
lar intervals and are showcased in superbly il¬ 
lustrated Grand Format™ catalogues which 
have set the standard for quality and numis¬ 
matic content. In addition to these public auc¬ 
tion sales, our Kingswood Galleries division 
offers regular mail bid sales, again in Grand 
Format™ catalogues, distributed worldwide. 

WE INVITE YOU to become acquainted 
with the Bowers and Merena organization. 
Please use this catalogue as an ideal way to be¬ 
gin. Get set for a fine relationship with, as our 
motto says, “your friends in the rare coin busi¬ 
ness.” On the other hand, if you are an old- 
timer with us, thank you for your patronage 
in the past. Here at Bowers and Merena all of 
us look forward to helping you with all of 
your numismatic needs. 


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SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION 



FOR 

INSTANT 

Service 

Call toll-free 

( 800 ) 222-5993 

and charge your order 
to your Visa, 
MasterCard or Ameri¬ 
can Express account, 
or mail your order to: 

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GALLERIES, INC. 

PO Box 1224, 
Wolfehoro, NH 03894 


W e invite you to subscribe to the Bowers and 
Merena periodicals of your choice. Coming 
your way will be many important, timely, 
and value-filled publications offering opportunities to 
buy atfixed prices or to bid at auction or by mail. Bowers 
and Merena publications set the world ’v standard for 
quality and have received more awards given by the 
Numismatic Literary Guild than have the publications 
of any other firm in numismatic history. We publish the 
following: 


Superbly Illustrated Grand 
Format™ Auction Catalogues 


Each catalogue offers thousands of coins for your bidding 
consideration. Our public sales are held in New York City, Los 
Angeles, and other metropolitan areas. Recent catalogues 
have averaged several hundred pages in length and have 
offered millions of dollars’ worth of U.S. (primarily), Cana¬ 
dian, world, and ancient coins. Prices realized (a key to market 
values) will be sent after each sale. Cover price: $20/copy. 

The Rare Coin Review 


America’s most acclaimed, most value-packed, most popu¬ 
lar rare coin magazine issued by a private firm. Each issue 
contains a vast offering of scarce, rare, and desirable U.S. 
(primarily) coins and paper money for sale, research articles, 
market information, a Question and Answer Forum, refer¬ 
ence books for sale at discount prices, and much more! Cover 
price: $10 /copy. 

KINGSWOOD CATALOGUES 


Each catalogue is of the superbly illustrated Grand For¬ 
mat™ style and averages 100 pages or so in size, typically 
containing over 1,500 lots of U.S. and other coins 

Kingswood sales, featuring many “collector” type coins, 
offer a great way to add to your collection! From the comfort 
of your favorite armchair you can have a front row seat in our 
next sale! A list of prices realized will be sent to bidders in the 
sale. Cover price: $ 10/copy. 

Special Coin Letter 


Our “instant” price lists, eight to 16 pages each, mailed 
about every three weeks, give you first choice of coins from 
old-time collections, estates, new purchases, etc. Crammed 
with outstanding values. Cover price: $5/copy. 


Special Offers: 

From time to time you will receive special offers of new 
purchases, special deals, discount offers, etc. No additional 
charge (will be sent free with any subscription). 

Subscriptions Available: 

We invite you to select from the following subscrip¬ 
tion options. Guarantee: If at any time you are not 
100% pleased, the unused portion of your subscription 
will be refunded upon written request. 

To U.S. Addresses 


Subscription No. 1. 

Our BASIC SUBSCRIPTION, and our most popular 
option; for those who want to receive ALL of our cata¬ 
logues: You will receive a year of Grand Format™ public 
auction sale catalogues; all RARE COIN REVIEWS issued 
during that time; all KINGSWOOD catalogues issued 
during that time; and all SPECIAL COIN LETTERS issued 
during that time. Value: Over $200 at the cover prices! 
Mailed to U.S. addresses only. Special net: $79 


Subscription No. 1-A. 

Same as Subscription No. 1, except that our Grand For¬ 
mat™ auction catalogues. Rare Coin Reviews, and Kingswood 
catalogues will be mailed FIRST CLASS. (Special Coin Letters 
will be sent by Bulk Rate). Mailed to U.S. addresses only: $95 

Canadian and Mexican Addresses 

Subscription No. 2. 

Same as Subscription No. 1 above (with catalogue sent First 
Class and all other publications sent surface) to Canada or 
Mexico. Only $135. 

Other Foreign Addresses 

Subscription No. 3. 

Same as Subscription No. 1 above (with catalogue sent First 
Class and all other publications sent surface) to other foreign 
addresses (except Canada or Mexico). Only $185. 

Notes: 1. The publications listed in this schedule represent the titles and formats 
in use at the time the schedule was prepared. We reserve the right to add 01 
discontinue titles without notice, giving what we consider to bean equivalent value 
in other publications. If this occurs, a refund of the unused portion o( vout 
subscription will be given on request if you are not satisfied 2 All subscriptions arc 
payable in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. hank I. We reserve the right to limit 
subscriptions to those we consider to he potential 01 active < Itents, lot it losts us 
far more to produce and mail our publications than the nominal subst upturn rates 
we charge. 4. Limit: one subscription per person. 


BOWKRS AND MKRKNA 


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THINKING OF SELLING YO 

Talk to 
Auctions by 
Bowers and Men 


Right now we are planning 
our next several auction sales. 
We invite you to telephone 
Richard (“Rick”) A. Bagg, 
Director of Auctions by Bowers 
and Merena, Inc., TOLL-FREE 
to discuss your holdings, or you 
can simply drop us a line. Either 
way, all details will be kept in the 
strictest confidence. We offer 
you: 


many years we have sold more 
than $200 million worth of coins 
for over 10,000 consignors. 
When it comes to experience, 
we offer what you are seeking. 
Whether you have a group of 
coins worth $2,000 (our mini¬ 
mum due to bookkeeping 
considerations) or $25 million, 
you have come to the right 
place! 


Experience: of the top 10 

world’s record coin auction 
prices, we hold eight, including 
six of the top seven! When the 
world’s most valuable collection 
was sold (the $25 million Garrett 
Collection of U.S. coins owned 
by The Johns Hopkins Univer¬ 
sity), we sold it. When the 
second most valuable 
collection was sold 
(the $20 million 
Norweb Collec¬ 
tion), we sold it. 

Over a span of 



Expertise: Your coins and 

paper money will be catalogued 

% 

by such well-known numismatic 
experts as Q. David BowSrs, 
Andrew W. Pollock III, Ray¬ 
mond N. Merena, Frank Van 
Valen, and Mark Borckardt, 
backed up by full in-house 
facilities, including our Graphics 
and Photography Departments, 
and others. The result is a 
beautiful and authoritative 
catalogue which will highlight 
your numismatic material to its 
best advantage. Did you know 
that our catalogues have won 
more “Catalogue of the Year 
Award” honors (given by the 
Numismatic Literary Guild) than 
have ALL of our competitors’ 
combined? There must be a 
reason! 


Richard (“Rick”) Bagg, Ph.D. 
DIRECTOR OF AUCTIONS 











RARE 


COIN COLLECTION? 



Reasonable Rates: For 

one low commission to you, the 
seller, plus a fee charged to the 
buyer, we handle EVERY¬ 
THING—from complete insur¬ 
ance from the moment we 
acquire your coins, to catalogu¬ 
ing, to photography (important 
pieces in full color), to advertis¬ 
ing and publicity—in other 
words, all you have to do is 
figure out what to do with our 
generous check! 


Pleasurable 

Transaction: We offer you 

a pleasurable, enjoyable transac¬ 
tion. To put it simply, we will 
treat you as we ourselves would 
like to be treated. At Auctions by 
Bowers and Merena, our entire 
team is on your side. 



Contact Richard (“Rick”) 

Bagg today! Or direct your 
inquiry to Raymond Merena or 
Q. David Bowers. It’s as easy as 
placing a TOLL-FREE telephone 
call at 1-800-458-4646. Or drop 
us a line with a brief description 
of your holdings, a daytime 
telephone number where you 
can be reached, and the best 
time to call. This could well be 
the most important financial 
move you’ve ever made! 


Auction Schedule: 

Los Angeles 

May 28-29, 1993 

New York City 

September 13-15, 1993 

New York City 

Grand Central Convention 
November 18-20, 1993 

Orlando 

F.U.N. Convention 
January 6-8, 1994 

New York City 

March 24-26, 1994 

Plus many more! 


Auctions by Bowers 
and Merena, Inc. 

Attn: Dr. Richard A. Bagg 
Box 1224 

Wolfeboro, NH 05894 


66 When great collections are sold, Bowers and Merena sells them. 


CHAIRMAN: Q. David Bowers. PRESIDENT: Raymond N. Merena.. Members: Professional Numismatists Guild. I He Members \NA, ei< . 
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The Edmonton Sale 


INDEX 


Colonial & Early American Coins .... 

Half Cents. 

Large Cents. 

Small Cents. 

Two-Cent Pieces. 

Nickel Three-Cent Pieces . 

Silver Three-Cent Pieces. 

Nickel Five-Cent Pieces. 

Half Dimes. 

Dimes. 

Twenty-Cent Pieces. 

Quarters. 

Half Dollars. 

Silver Dollars. 

Trade Dollars. 

Gold Dollars. 

Quarter Eagles. 

Three-Dollar Gold Pieces . 

Half Eagles . 

i Eagles. 

Double Eagles. 

Commemorative Silver Coins. 

Commemorative Gold Coins . 

Patterns. 

Proof Sets. 

Mint Sets. 

Private and Territorial Gold Coins .... 

Miscellaneous U.S. Coins. 

i Currency. 

U.S. Gold Bullion Coins. 

i California Small Denomination Gold 

: Numismatic Americana. 

[ Americana. 

i Ephemera . 

l Ancient Gold Coins. 

I Ancient World Coins. 

British Medal. 

| Canadian Coins. 

Coins of Newfoundland. 

Coins of Nova Scotia. 

Coins of the World. 

World Gold Coins. 


.1-14; 384-389; 1001, 1002 

...15-28; 390, 391; 1003-1044 

.29-45; 1045-1073 

..46-127; 392-398; 1074-1084 

.128; 1085-1089 

.129-137; 1090-1095 

.138-141; 1096-1099 

142-157; 399-403; 1100-1134 

.158-161; 1135-1151 

162-174; 404-418; 1152-1186 

.175, 176, 1187 

177-193; 419-423; 1188-1223 
194-212; 424-447; 1224-1287 
213-272; 448-550; 1288-1335 

.551-553; 1336-1338 

.273-276; 554; 1339-1349 

277-2821 555-564; 1350-1372 

.1373-1379 

283-287; 565-570; 1380-1402 
288-300; 571-583; 1403-1422 
301-321; 584-600; 1423-1455 
322-347; 601-626; 1456-1494 

.1495-1501 

.1502-1524 

.348-352 

.353-355 

.1525-1531 

356-383; 628-665; 1532-1562 

.2701-2718 

.627 

.666-683 

.2601-2607 

.2608-2618 

.2719 

.2501-2506 

.2507-2510 

.2619 

.2001-2305 

.2306-2366 

.2367-2369 

.2534-2552 

.2511-2533 


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